Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home in Leander, Texas, home cool and comfortable. As a result, it’s one of the biggest consumers of energy in your home. While you’re probably already an energy-conscious homeowner, these home and HVAC upgrades are worth the investment to help you save even more energy throughout the year:
Install a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
Programmable and smart thermostats work to keep you from wasting energy on cooling an unoccupied house. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your home to different temperatures throughout the day. You can come home from work to an already cool house without having to leave the air conditioning on.
A smart thermostat goes a step further and can even learn your daily routines. As a result, it can automatically set your home to your preferred temperatures when you’re home, active, asleep or away.
Increase Your Home’s Insulation
While your HVAC system may be working efficiently to produce conditioned air and send it throughout your home, poor insulation may be working against it. Your air ducts probably run through unconditioned areas of your home, like the attic. If your ductwork isn’t insulated in those areas, the heat in your attic will naturally remove some of the coolness from your conditioned air before it reaches the air vent.
To reduce this energy loss, keep your air ducts well-insulated. You should also make sure your attic is properly insulated to prevent heat from moving into conditioned spaces.
Invest in Energy-Efficient Appliances
Energy Star-certified appliances use much less energy than older, less-efficient appliances. They’re worth the investment to install.
You should also consider installing a more energy-efficient HVAC system, especially if you’ll need to replace your current system soon. An older HVAC system may be working less efficiently near the end of its life, which is 10 to 15 years on average. You can save energy by replacing the system earlier, not to mention the future energy savings of a more efficient system.
We want to work with you to reduce energy consumption and keep your home cool and comfortable. Call Woods Comfort Systems at 512-842-5066 today to learn more about our energy-efficient HVAC upgrades and receive a consultation.
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