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3 Ways to Improve Your Home Efficiency in the New Year

We’re finally enjoying some cool weather here in Riverside, CA, which means it’s time to take a long hard look at your home efficiency and the way it impacts your heater and air conditioner. With a new year upon us, you can make some resolutions to improve your home efficiency, and there are a number of comparatively simple ways to do it. With just a simple upgrade or improvement, you can enjoy increased efficiency that makes your home more comfortable while cutting into those monthly heating and cooling costs. Here are three specific ways to do it.  

1.     Insulation

People tend to think of insulation only in terms of keeping heat in, which is why a lot of homes in the Inland Empire lack enough. But insulation is just as good at keeping hot air out in the summertime – which is as long and brutal as it comes in our neck of the woods. Adding more insulation to your home could pay big dividends in the summer as well as the winter.

2.     Thermostats

Thermostats can last a very long time and it could be ten years or more since you’d had a new one installed. If it’s working great, terrific. But you may want to consider replacing it with a new one just to take advantage of advancement such as smart programming and remote activation, which help you retain greater control over your system.

3.     Maintenance

At the end of the day, nothing beats an annual or semi-annual maintenance session to clean up your system’s little problems and help it run at its best. Not only does it improve your overall efficiency and allow you to get an early jump on potential repair issues, but it can even extend the life of your system, provided you schedule them with regularity.

For these and any other issues with your heating and air conditioning system, give Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air a call!

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