Have you noticed how much money you spend each month either heating or cooling your home as well as keeping the lights on? It can really start to add up. As we are getting ready to head into the summer months in Las Vegas, it is time for homeowners to look for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home so that they aren’t faced with astronomical energy bills as the weather starts to heat up and AC systems get turned on. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help you make your home more energy efficient.
How to Reduce Heating & Cooling Energy Consumption
You probably already realize this, but most of the energy it takes to run your home goes straight into the heating and cooling system of your home. It is important that you make these systems as efficient as possible, and really utilize the air that you are heating and cooling. Here are some tips on how to do that:
– Energy Efficient Windows: If your windows are old and the seals that they were installed with are old, you are likely losing some of the heated and cooled air in your home. Not only this, but in the winter you should be keeping the shades wide open so that the sunlight can help heat your home. In the summer, these windows need to have some sort of covering on them so that the sun isn’t heating your home while you are trying to cool it.
– Install Ceiling Fans: When you have a good sized ceiling fan in your room, you can decrease the temperature in there drastically. Ceiling fans aren’t only used in the summer time either. During the winter, they work to move the hot air into the room rather than letting it sit up by your ceiling. Save on heating and cooling with a good ceiling fan.
– Replace Filters: The filters for your HVAC system play a key role in how efficient your heating and cooling systems will be. If your furnace and AC units aren’t getting proper air flow, they will be working much harder than they need to in order to get the job done. Replace your filters regularly. If you are buying cheaper filters, they need to be replaced every single month.
– Utilize the Thermostat: By adjusting the thermostat just a little bit, you can see that the savings on your energy bill can be big. In the summer, try raising the temperature in your home by a few degrees and see the difference in your bill. This is much easier when you have ceiling fans to help you keep cool.
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One of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient is when you rely on the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to perform a home energy audit. This will give you a clear picture of the areas that you can improve on. Call us today!