Thursday, August 10, 2017

Energy Efficiency Guide for Summer

With summer in full swing and at least a few more weeks of hot, sunny days on the horizon, it’s more important than ever that your home is as energy efficient as possible in order to keep you and your family cool and comfortable without causing your energy bills to skyrocket. There are many ways in which you can make your HVAC system and home as a whole more energy efficient this summer. Continue reading for a few of our top tips on energy efficiency.

·         System maintenance: If it’s been over a year since you’ve had your HVAC system serviced, now is the time! An inspection and overall maintenance can help your system to run at peak performance, saving you money and keeping your home cool.

·         Clean air filters: The air filters in your HVAC system should be cleaned or replaced at the start of every new season, sometimes more often depending on your system usage. When your air filters are dirty, your system is forced to work harder in order to push air through your vents into your home. Keeping your air filters clean can go a long way in keeping your system running at maximum efficiency.

·         Keep clean: Keeping your home clean is an easy way to increase energy efficiency. When dust, pet fur, and other allergens are eliminated from the air, furniture, and linens in your home, they are less likely to get caught in ducts and air filters and slow down your system. Frequent vacuuming and sweeping can go a long way towards eliminating these allergens, and an air conditioning expert can also help to clean your ducts.

·         Energy audit: A home energy audit can alert you to where energy is being lost in your home and the changes you can make in order to make your home more energy efficient. Our team is proud to offer energy evaluations in order to help you make your home as comfortable and healthy as possible.

For more information on energy efficiency or to schedule a home energy audit in Tilton IL, click here to visit our website.

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