Winter weather just wouldn’t seem to go away this year. With summer on the horizon, warmer weather and high cooling bills will be upon Middletown homeowners soon enough. Do you have a summer savings plan in place to keep a tight grip on your energy bills? Use these tips to go a few steps beyond simple thermostat adjustments to maximize your energy dollars this spring and summer.
Pet doors certainly make life more convenient for you and your four-legged family member. However, pet doors are often a hot spot for energy losses. Use a pet door made of rigid material and insure that it is well sealed to the door with weatherstripping.
It is important not to fall behind on HVAC maintenance — both DIY tasks and scheduling a spring tune up with your HVAC professional.
Some A/C maintenance tasks you may do yourself are changing the air filter regularly, clean air vents monthly, and periodically check the indoor air handler for water leaks.
Other vital maintenance tasks, such as cleaning the condenser and evaporator coils to prevent corrosion, should be handled by your HVAC pro.
If your home has ceiling fans, use them! The spring time and summer evenings are ideal for using fans to stay comfortable without running your A/C system.
Fans should blow air toward the floor to create a windchill effect. This can help you feel much cooler without spending energy dollars on your HVAC system.
Add Attic Insulation
You probably are aware that ample home insulation helps your home stay warmer in the winter. The same insulation helps keep cool conditioned air in your home longer during the spring and summer.
Check your attic to see how much insulation is installed. If you use fiberglass or cellulose insulation, the insulation should completely cover the joists. Add more insulation as needed to reach the recommended insulation level R-60.
By thinking outside the box to save energy, you can enjoy summer savings on your energy bill this summer and all year long. To learn more, please contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).