We all want to pay less in utility bills. Unfortunately, we do not always practice the best energy-efficient routines in our home.
We would like to help you change that behavior. Here are tips that you can implement to make your home more energy-efficient and start reducing your utility bills.
Here are 5 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
#1 Upgrade Your Thermostat to A Programmable Model
According to Energystar, it is estimated that you can save up to $180 per year on your utility bills by upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can automatically adjust your home’s temperature to your comfort settings to save you money on your energy bills.
Examples of how a programmable thermostat works: You can set your thermostat to raise the temperature 8-10 degrees while you are away from your home during the date. Before you arrive home, your programmable thermostat can adjust to your desired setting, so your home is comfortable when you arrive.
#2 Close Your Blinds During Summer and Open them During Winter
This seems to be a no-brainer… by keeping the sun out, or letting it in, to cool and heat your home you help reduce the amount of work your home’s systems have to accomplish to keep you comfortable. The natural heat gain prevented by closing your blinds can be reduced by up to 45% during the summer. The same is true for the winter… so let the sun heat your home during the winter by leaving your blinds open to reduce the load on your furnace.
#3: Seal Your Ductwork
Energystar estimates that up to 20-30% of the air moving through your home’s ductwork is lost to leaks and poor connections in your ductwork. That means to reach the same level of comfort, your HVAC system must work 20-30% harder. The harder your system works, the more energy you consume, and the more stress your system will undergo.
Our technicians can inspect your ductwork to make sure that there are not any leaks. If any are found, they can repair them.
#4: Set Your Water Heater to the Right Temperature
Your water heater should not be set higher than 120 degrees. Unfortunately, most water heater thermostats do not show what temperature they’re set to—they only say “hot” or “warm.”
#5: Keep Your HVAC System Maintained Routinely
It is estimated that half of your home’s energy consumption is used for cooling and heating. Keeping your HVAC system regularly maintained can not only reduce your energy consumption, but it can also reduce repairs and wear and tear.
Contact Air Pro Houston To See About Making Your Energy-Efficient Home
AirPro Houston is known for our experience in designing Energy-Efficient Home HVAC systems to meet the tough demands of a South Texas summer. Our four decades of experience as a seasoned AC contractor provide you with the skill and expertise to assist you in selecting the right system to deliver comfort to your family.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call us today at 281-880-8805 and let us partner with you as you determine if a new Smart Thermostats is right for your home.