Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, back then people had little knowledge of just how badly our environment could be impacted by smog, pollution, greenhouse gasses, depletion of resources and other critical concerns. Nowadays we have a much broader focus on how we impact the environment, people everywhere are going green by switching to electric vehicles, installing wind and solar power, planting more trees, using less energy, using less water and becoming environmentally conscious by enacting social media challenges for cleaning up plastic waste abandoned near water sources and along highways. Days like Earth Day are a great reminder for us to do our part for the World we live in. There are many ways you can help our environment right from the comfort of your own home.
HVAC Home Energy Saving Tips
The Summer heat in Las Vegas can be almost unbearable, most people crank down the air, grab a snack, turn on a good movie and wait out the heat until cooler weather arrives. It’s safe to say most of us dread the hot weather, but truth be told it is a way of life for us here in the Valley. As much as we dislike the thought of 117-degree weather, we know it’s something we must live with. 50% or more of your monthly energy costs are attributed to cooling costs alone. This means that your HVAC system is the biggest energy vampire in your home. By following these simple tips, you can reduce your monthly energy rates and reduce your carbon footprint.
Change Air Filter in House Regularly
This is perhaps the simplest step you can take to reduce the amount of run time needed for your HVAC system to cool your home. A clogged air filter restricts air flow to the unit, therefore requiring it to work twice as hard. This not only costs you extra money, but it puts unnecessary stress on the unit, reducing its lifespan and using up more energy than what is needed to cool your home.
Programmable Energy Star Thermostat
Let’s be honest, we don’t always remember to turn up the temperature before we leave for the day. By using a programmable thermostat, you can take the worry out of having to remember and simply schedule the thermostat to turn the temperature up to 80-82 degrees while your away. By following this step, you can save hundreds each year!
Indoor Duct Sealing
Energy Star estimates that nearly 20% or more of the cooled air passing through outdated ductwork is lost through open seals in the ducts. This means that 20% of the cooled air you are paying for, could be slipping away without ever making it into your home! By having your ducts inspected and re-sealed, you can save 20% on your power bill, and use less energy in the process.
HVAC Inspection & Replacement of Older Units
More than 89 million heating and cooling systems in the United States were installed more than 10 years ago. These outdated units operate sub-par to the environmental and energy efficiency standards of today’s units. If your unit is outdated, chances are it has to work twice as hard to cover the load it takes to cool your home efficiently, therefore using more energy than is needed. By upgrading to a newer, more energy efficient HVAC unit, you will be using less ozone depleting refrigerants and less energy, therefore reducing your carbon footprint.
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We here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning care about your comfort and the environment. Consider going green this Earth Day by making these small yet effective changes in your home. Together, we can do our part in reducing your carbon footprint and saving energy. Contact us today!