Energy efficiency in your home is key when considering lowering your energy usage cost. The more aware you are of your home’s energy efficiency, the more money you will save.
How’s your home’s insulation? Keep the air you are conditioning inside by monitoring your home’s insulation and checking for air leaks (drafts). Your HVAC system will work most efficiently when heating and cooling just your home, and not all of Calgary. Here are some tips:
- Improper insulation can lead to mold and uncomfortable temperatures in your home. Your heating/cooling unit will also burn more energy than is truly needed, which will cost you more money.
- Check for air leaks to improve the functionality of your heating and cooling system. Here are steps to find and fix air leaks in your home.
Once your home is sealed, keeping the conditioned air in, energy efficiency can improve with simple actions, such as:
- Installing ceiling fans, which assist with efficiently moving cooled air throughout your home, which will result in energy savings.
- Having your equipment inspected annually, or as recommended by the manufacturer, and changing your filter every 30-60 days.
Did you know that lighting takes up 10 percent of your electric bill? Check the light fixtures and lamps in your house. Do you need all 100-watt light bulbs? Most likely not, and the downgrade to 60 or 75 watts, or an energy-efficient bulb, will save you money. And of course, when you’re not in the room, make sure the lights and ceiling fans aren’t on. Small things count.
Self-assessing the energy efficiency in your home is the first step toward saving money on your energy bill. Need some help? ContactArpi’s for your HVAC needs. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues.Give us a call or visit our website.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about how your home’s energy efficiency directly influences energy use and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.