Saving energy means saving money in your Northern California home.
Especially in winter, energy efficiency is crucial to your home. The more energy you save, the more you’re money you’ll save throughout the year. If you know how to optimize your energy usage and HVAC system in your home, you can save money on your heating and cooling bills while keeping your home comfortable all year long. Here are a few tips to optimize your HVAC system for energy efficiency:
Increase Your Insulation
One way to reduce your energy usage is to take some of the burden off your HVAC system to heat and cool your home. By boosting your insulation, your home will be less likely to experience heat loss during the winter and less likely to become stuffy in summer. This way, your HVAC system will only be necessary on the coldest or hottest days, which means lower heating and cooling bills for you, while still staying comfortable inside your own home. Spray foam insulation in the walls, stronger energy efficient windows and doors, or revamped attic insulation, can all help to take some of the burden off your HVAC system.
Replace Your Outdated HVAC System
An old, outdated HVAC system could be dragging down your energy efficiency. As the system wears down, it may not be able to heat and cool your home as efficiently as it once could, which means turning up the temperature in order to stay comfortable. The more you have to crank the air conditioning or furnace, the more you’ll have to pay at the end of the month on your heating and cooling bill. A newer, more efficient air conditioner or furnace will boost your home comfort and lower your energy bills from month to month.
Invest in Regular HVAC Tune-ups
Of course, even when you have a new air conditioner or furnace, you want to keep it healthy and optimized for years to come. You can ensure that’s done by scheduling annual tune-ups. At Service Champions, our tune-ups go beyond the cursory glance. We inspect and analyze 21 different elements and functions of your HVAC systems to make sure everything is running as efficiently as it should. When your HVAC units stay in peak shape, you continue to save energy. And when you sign up for our MVP membership, annual tune-ups come as part of the package.
Need help saving energy this year? Contact Service Champions today for more information on replacing your old HVAC units or scheduling a tune-up.