What better time to start thinking about making your home “green” than right before St. Patrick’s Day? For many families, this holiday is a sign that the hot summer months are not far off, and that means some spring home maintenance should be added to the to-do list. Not sure where to start? These three ideas will help improve the comfort of your home while making it a little greener in the process.
Start With an HVAC Service Call
Most homeowners don’t realize just how much energy their HVAC system uses throughout the year. Depending on the age of the system and how well it is maintained, upwards of 50 percent of your energy bills could be going toward heating and cooling your home. A quick and affordable service call during the spring will keep these systems running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year.
At Energy Air, our convenient maintenance agreements offer homeowners numerous benefits when it comes to their air conditioning system. Our maintenance agreements are designed to:
– Improve system capacity – Improve indoor comfort – Improve indoor air quality – Ensure your system is working efficiently
Better yet, you’ll also get 15 percent off repairs and priority scheduling if you need a repair!
Take a Look at Your Insulation
Without the proper insulation, heat transfer could become a major problem in your home. Homeowners should take some time to see which R-value they need for their particular climate. Throughout most of Florida, the average house will need insulation that is between R30 and R60. Those who are still not sure if they need new insulation should speak with their HVAC technician about some of the common signs that their home is not properly insulated.
Seal Cracks and Holes
According to the Department of Energy, around 25% of heat loss occurs through doors and windows. This means that old doors and damaged windows could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year. One simple way to minimize heat loss in these areas of your home is to seal cracks and holes with all-purpose caulking once or twice a year.
Energy Air Is Ready to Help Your Home Go Green
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your friends at Energy Air! In addition to seasonal service calls that will keep your HVAC system running smoothly, we also offer a variety of high-efficiency devices that will help you slash your energy bills. If you would like to explore even more ways to go green this spring, contact Energy Air today to set up an appointment with one of our friendly technicians.