Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. A great way to take part is to save energy in your home. Heating and cooling your home consumes half your energy, so reducing these costs is a priority. Here are ways you can reduce your energy consumption for Earth Day.
Change Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters make your heating and air conditioning system work a lot harder than it needs to. You should check your system’s filter every 30 days and replace it when needed. They need to be replaced at most every 90 days. Earth Day is a great time to pull out your system’s manufacturers manual and see what they recommend.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
A well-maintained HVAC system uses less energy than one that has been neglected. You should have a professional technician tune-up your system annually. Energy savings will often pay for tune-up visits. For those living in Mount Airy, NC, Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing offers furnace and air conditioning maintenance performed by NATE-certified technicians.
Inspect and Repair Duct Work
In the average home, 30% of heated and cooled air is lost in the ductwork. You should occasionally inspect your ductwork and seal any leaky sections. Earth Day is a great time of year to do this.
Get a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat reduces your energy consumption. They learn your routines and automatically adjust the heating and cooling of your home based on them. Your home will be hotter or cooler when you’re not home or asleep, saving a lot of energy.
Let Your Home Get Warmer in the Summer
Even a small adjustment to your thermostat setting can save a great deal of energy. Most people won’t even notice that their home is a few degrees warmer.
Mount Airy Heating & Cooling Specialists
Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing of Mount Airy services all makes and models of furnaces and air conditioners. We offer installation, tune-up and repair services. We also clean ducts, address indoor air quality issues and renovate crawlspaces. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.