This spring and summer, you will be thinking about running around in the sprinklers, hitting the local pool, and making a splash at your local bloc party or BBQ cookoff. You don’t need to be bogged down thinking about your energy bill… until it arrives. Though air conditioners cost less to operate than heating systems typically do, it can get Southwest-hot in Utah and your AC could hike up your energy costs if you don’t treat it right.
Still, you don’t have time this spring and summer to worry about big, ugly maintenance tasks or constant monitoring of your thermostat just to save a few bucks – you should be out enjoying the sunshine! So we have done the dirty work for you by compiling these easy, worry-free ways to go green and still enjoy top notch home comfort:
Four Energy Efficient Home Comfort Tips for Spring
Over the years, your home has gotten a little lazy with its posture. Naturally, buildings and structures like houses sag a bit with age and, though these shifts are largely harmless, you could find yourself with gaps and cracks around windows and doors. Even an imperceptible sliver can let in the hot air and let the cool air from your air conditioner escape. Not only is that the equivalent of letting dollars seep out into the front yard, but it also makes your air conditioner work twice as hard to keep you comfy. Make sure to weatherstrip your windows and caulk any visible cracks to combat this problem.
Change your filters
Air filters are essential to keeping your indoor air quality exceptional, thus keeping your family safe and healthy. However, did you know that they’re also instrumental in making sure your HVAC system performs as it should? That’s right, a clean air filter ensures that your air conditioner has the best shot at cooling your home with ease and if your filter is grimy, your air conditioner will have to labor against the dust and dirt to bring cool air to your home. This can cause performance issues, unnecessary wear & tear on your system, and major spikes in your energy bill.
While the weather is hot during the sunny parts of the day, it can get nice and cool in the evenings. Shut off the AC in favor of opening the windows after dusk to cool your home naturally, affordably, and sustainably all through the night.
Trust your thermostat
Your thermostat has optimal use settings that can help you know how best to improve your energy efficiency. These technologies are smart and know how to help you lower your bill, your carbon footprint, and the impact of use on your system. A smart and programmable thermostat can also monitor your household’s unique usage of your system to make recommendations and adjustments that will positively impact your energy usage.
For more eco-friendly home comfort advice, or to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for spring in Utah, check out our AC maintenance services or call the number at the top of the page!