Saving energy in your Sugar Land, Texas, home isn’t only crucial to reducing your carbon footprint. It can also help you save on your monthly energy bills. Follow these tips and tricks to make your home more environmentally friendly and shave money off your monthly bill:
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Manual thermostats operate by a ‘set it and forget it’ function. That means that you’re using large amounts of energy when no one is home.
With a programmable thermostat, you can design a program that’ll reduce your energy use when you’re away and even adjust the temperature for times you’re sleeping. As a result, you’ll prevent wasting needless energy and lower your utility bills.
Insulate Your Home Properly
Much of the energy wasted in your home will seep out through areas of poor or damaged insulation. Insulation is crucial for keeping conditioned air inside your home. Check the insulation in your attic and crawl space, paying particular attention to areas around pipes and ductwork.
Be Mindful of Proper Airflow
Having proper airflow in your home will help your system work less to maintain the proper temperature. The less your system works, the less energy it’ll use. Contact an HVAC service technician if your system has poor airflow. And keep the space around all vents and returns open.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
Regular maintenance is vital to ensuring your system continues to run as efficiently as possible. When filters become clogged and the components of the system become blocked with dirt and debris, it can cause your system to work harder and strain. This leads to reduced functionality and increased energy expenditure. As a result, it increases the risk of breakdowns and high repair costs. It also raises energy bills.
Stay on top of your energy use and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Contact Conditioned Air at (281) 561-6911 today to schedule your maintenance service.
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