Many homeowners may not realize how easy it is to make their homes more energy-efficient. By improving your home’s energy efficiency, you could benefit from a decrease in annual utility bills and help contribute to a healthier environment. Significant reductions in heating, electricity, and cooling costs can be achieved through a few basic changes.
The following are three simple ways you can improve energy efficiency in your home.
If your home is more than 10 years old, one of the best ways to instantly improve your energy efficiency is to invest in a new heating or cooling system. HVAC systems that are 10 to 15 years old perform inefficiently by today’s standards because of recent developments made within the heating and air conditioning industry. Even some of the less expensive air conditioning and heating systems on the market may be more energy-efficient than high-end units installed many years ago.
Achieve the ideal temperature with minimal cost by installing a programmable thermostat that allows you to turn the temperature down whenever you’re not at home. After you’ve programmed the thermostat to your preferred settings, it will automatically adjust the temperature with no additional corrections required.
Ceiling fans create a gentle, pleasant breeze throughout your home. They can serve as a beautiful aesthetic staple to any room, too. Ceiling fans cost much less than the cost of running an air conditioner and can be useful in both the summer and winter months. When the weather’s warmer, run the fan in a counterclockwise direction to cool your home. During the cooler fall and winter months, set the fan to run in a clockwise direction to warm your home.
Please feel free to contact the professionals at Campbell & Company in Pasco, WA, today for more information about the energy-efficient solutions we offer. We specialize in whole-house and commercial heating and cooling services as well as electrical and plumbing services.