We live in Riverside, CA, which means long hot summers and short, mild winters. That also means that comparatively few of our homes are as energy efficient as they could be. People tend to associate energy efficiency with heating costs and in a climate like ours, that feels like a waste. But in point of fact, a more efficient home pays just as much dividends in the summer as it does in the winter: keeping hot air out when temperatures soar just as readily is it keeps cool air in. If you want to know how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, read on for some effective tips.
Comparatively few of our homes have as much insulation as they should, again because people usually associate it with keeping warm in the winter. But insulation does far more than that, and if you’ve been struggling under high energy bills in the summer, you’d be amazed how much it can save you. This arrives on top of the savings you’ll enjoy in the winter time, as well as lowering the strain on both your heater and your air conditioner.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Thermostats are simple devices designed to last for many years, but recent upgrades have help improve your home’s efficiency considerably. For instance, smart programming detects the outside temperature and humidity levels, then adjusts your indoor temperature to match it. Some new units also come with smart apps that let you control the system remotely from anywhere in the world.
Service Your Heater and Air Conditioner
Sometimes, your system just needs a little TLC to do its best. Maintenance session will replace clogged filters, tighten loose bolts and otherwise remove those little problems that help rob your system of efficiency. The results will help it perform at its best and lower those monthly energy bills.
Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to improve your home’s energy efficiency.