Most homeowners today want to save as much money as possible on utility bills, while enjoying a comfortable home. You may even be concerned about reducing your negative impact on the environment. As trusted San Mateo air conditioning installation professionals, we want to enlighten you about the steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient – no home renovations required!
Summer is fast approaching, which means peak usage of your A/C system. How can you make improvements in regards to your cooling system? Here are a few tips:
Duct cleaning and sealing. Most homes have cooling systems that work using a forced air distribution system, which means ductwork delivers the cool air to the rooms in your home. While it’s often true that you just don’t think about those things you don’t see, you may want to consider having a skilled technician take a look at your ducts to see if there may be leaks, loose connections, or dirt and other debris which may have accumulated. All of these things can inhibit energy efficiency, meaning higher energy costs and a less comfortable home.
Consider replacing your air conditioner if yours is older. If your A/C system requires repairs on a frequent basis or is older than ten year old, you may want to consider replacement. Today’s high-efficiency air conditioners offer SEER ratings of higher than 20, which essentially means they are significantly more efficient than those of just a decade ago! Ductless mini split systems may be suitable for you as well; ask your San Mateo HVAC expert to determine the best solution for your situation.
Consider a programmable thermostat. Why cool your home to a comfortable level when no one is there? With a programmable thermostat, you can customize your settings so that your home is cool when you arrive, and save on energy when the family is away at work or school. According to the EPA, you could save as much as $180 each year on energy costs by installing a programmable thermostat!
At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to help you enjoy a comfortable home this summer while paying less in energy costs. Want to learn more about a whole-home approach to energy efficiency? Give our San Mateo air conditioning experts a call today.