In honor of Energy Conservation Month this October, take action to make your home a hub of energy-efficient practices. “Going green” is no longer just the catch phrase of environmental advocates, celebrities and politicians. Now you can easily make environmentally-friendly changes to your home while addressing the growing concerns of energy conservation and our precious natural resources.
With these simple steps for making your home more energy-efficient, you could significantly reduce your monthly utility bills and your home’s carbon footprint:
- Schedule a Tune-Up: Schedule a tune-up with your local HVAC professional, which includes a thorough inspection of your HVAC unit’s longevity, cleanliness, energy efficiency and performance. A tune-up can help ensure that household germs and toxins are eliminated from the home through the HVAC system, and your unit is running as energy efficient as possible.
- Keep your filters clean: Dirty AC filters restrict airflow and can cause your HVAC system to work overtime, increasing energy usage. By replacing your filters at least four times per year, you can save money on energy bills and help avoid costly system repairs or replacement.
Turn up your thermostat: A simple turn of your thermostat up 5°–10° during summer months while you’re away from home can save on your monthly bills, and help save energy.
- Seal and insulate your ducts: By sealing and insulating all ducts in your home to block any air leaks, you can improve the overall efficiency of your unit.
- Energy–Efficient Unit: Energy-efficient systems not only help conserve our natural resources, but also conserve your budget. When maintaining your home’s systems, be sure to choose a HVAC contractor who is knowledgeable about air conditioner efficiency options.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to ensure your HVAC system is running properly and your home is more energy-efficient, visit https://www.rightimeservices.com/locations/riverside/ or call us at (951) 643-0570.