In coming up with a strategic plan for household energy savings, you should take into consideration which parts of your home use the most energy, and how you can go about cutting those costs.
With that in mind, here are some common trouble spots that should be considered:
- Assess how much insulation you have in key air loss areas of your home including the attic, exterior walls, basement foundation, cathedral ceilings, floors and crawl spaces. Additional insulation is always helpful as you can never have too much protection.
- Check for drafts coming from around the windows, outside perimeter doors, electrical outlets, light switches and walls. These drafts can come from visible leaks, or may just diffuse through tiny gaps that you aren’t even aware are there.
- Confirm that there are no open fireplace dampers, or air leaks around your chimney.
- Schedule routine maintenance for your heating and cooling equipment.
- Change furnace filters every two to three months to promote proper air flow through the filters and ducts, and into your living space.
- Remember to shut off lights and electronics when they are not in use. Also, if you have lights outdoors, don’t keep them on overnight, unless it’s for safety reasons.
Contact Air-Tro Inc.for more information on how you can promote energy savings in your home using a strategic plan. Our staff can also help you with scheduling a routine maintenance appointment for your heating and cooling equipment.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about strategic energy-savings plans and other HVAC topics, visit our website.
Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County.
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