People tend to think of energy efficiency as strictly a winter affair, dealing with your home’s ability to retain heat and nothing else. Accordingly, many homeowners in Mesa, AZ tend to let it slip, since we worry far more about our hot summers than our comparatively mild winters in this part of the world. This can be a big mistake. Energy efficiency is a year round issue, and by taking a few steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you can save not only on heating bills this winter, but on air conditioning bills when high temperatures come around again. Here’s a few tips.
Schedule an Energy Audit
Before you can improve your energy efficiency, you need to know what parts of your home are doing their job on that front, and what parts can use a little work. An energy audit from a trained professional will pinpoint those areas where judicious attention to reduce the loss of energy, giving you a strong plan of attack to determine where your money will do the most good.
Look Into New Thermostats
Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and if yours is more than a decade old, you’ve certainly gotten a lot of use out of it. It may be time to look into a replacement. Smart programming in new thermostats can adjust the settings to match your proclivities, helping it perform more efficiently and lowering your heating and cooling costs in the bargain.
Keep Your Systems Maintained
A regular maintenance session for your heater or air conditioner will improve its efficiency dramatically. By cleaning off dusty components and performing other duties to eliminate waste, the session can help you cut into those monthly energy bills, while extending the life of your system in the bargain.
For more tips on improving your home’s energy efficiency, give the pros at John’s Refrigeration a call!