4 Simple Home Tips to Improve Energy Efficiency

March 9, 2019
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Making your Longview, Texas, home more energy-efficient should be a top priority. Energy efficiency is crucial for reducing the carbon footprint of your home as well as lowering your monthly utility bills. Luckily, there are many ways that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and keep your bills within your budget.

Keep Your Home Well-Insulated

One way to make sure that you keep heated and cooled air in your home is to have a well-insulated house. With effective insulation, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to achieve a comfortable temperature.

Buy a Programmable Thermostat

A lot of the energy that’s wasted in running all your home’s systems comes from operating them while there’s no one home. With a programmable thermostat, you’ll be able to set the temperature according to specific programs that you create. This is useful for vacations or other times away from home. Reducing or increasing your temperature even slightly when nobody’s home can translate to significant savings throughout the year.

Get Rid of Drafts

If you notice drafty areas in your home where outdoor air is coming in, odds are that indoor air is also escaping. Pay especially close attention to windows and doors, which are notorious for leaking air. By sealing drafty areas, your home will stay at a more consistent temperature without stressing your HVAC system.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Making sure your system is well-maintained is the best way to improve efficiency and overall performance. Over time, dirt and debris can clog the filters in the system, which impedes airflow and reduces efficiency.

Improve the energy efficiency in your home and lower your energy bills by trying these simple tips. If your HVAC system still leaves something to be desired, schedule an appointment with JD’s A/C by calling (903) 759-7483. Our team of specialists is standing by to answer all your HVAC questions.

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