As the summer temperatures rise, you may find yourself relying more heavily on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to cool your home. As you try to beat the heat, it’s important to make sure that you’re not wasting any energy.
Wasting energy can cost you more money in electricity and energy bills as your HVAC system does more work than it should. At Climate Magic, our team of experts understands the need for energy efficiency. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips to help you improve your energy habits this summer.
1. Getting a Tune-Up
A tune-up for your HVAC system will help make sure that everything is working properly and efficiently. Some of the things that our experts will do during a tune-up include looking for corrosion and cleaning your system.
Corrosion can occur with old age, so tune-ups may be helpful if you have had your system for a long time. As experts clean your system, they will be able to remove things such as dirt or dust that have been caught in the system. This will help the air in your home be able to flow freely.
Receiving an AC tune-up can help you avoid the need for a costly AC repair down the line, and it can also increase your energy efficiency by making sure your system is running well.
2. Replace Filters
Filters on your air conditioning unit serve the purpose of catching particles that you wouldn’t want to circulate through your home. This includes things such as hair, dirt, dust and pollen.
When you leave filters unchanged for too long, they will become full of whatever they have caught. When your filters are too full, your air conditioning will have to work harder in order to keep the air flowing through your home.
By changing your filters regularly, you keep the air in your home clean and reduce the energy that you use to cool your home.
3. Close the Blinds
Keeping the blinds closed when you’re not actively using your windows is one of the ways you can increase your energy efficiency this summer.
This is because when your blinds are open, the sunlight that gets into your home can actually make it warmer. This will work against any efforts your air conditioning unit is making to cool the air in your home, causing it to work harder and longer.
When you keep your blinds closed, your home won’t be exposed to an extra heat source. This will make it easier for your air conditioning to maintain the desired temperature for your home.
4. Make Sure Your Weather Strips Are in Good Shape
Weather strips are the material that connects to your doors or windows and makes sure elements such as rain or cold air don’t get into your home.
If you do not have weather strips of if yours are damaged, then the air entering your home from outside may impact your HVAC system. For example, if cold air is entering your home from the outside, your heater will have to work harder in order to keep your home the warmer temperature you may desire.
By ensuring your weather strips are in good condition you can reduce the role that weather will play in controlling your home’s temperature. This will help your home become more energy efficient.
Contact Climate Magic
By following these tips, you can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. At Climate Magic, we want you to be confident in the decisions that you make for your home.
If you’re looking for assistance with any of your air conditioning or heating needs, Climate Magic is here for you. Contact us today to learn more today!