No matter where you reside in the Valley of the Sun, improving the effectiveness of your HVAC system is a constant challenge and always a concern. If your energy bills have been getting out of control like inflation has, you might want to consider some long-term home improvements that can keep your home comfortable all year long.
Projects to Decrease Your Monthly Energy Bills
Many Phoenix homes have their AC unit located on the roof. This means the air conditioner expends energy lowering the temperature of the air in the cooling process, then the cold air is immediately dispersed through ducts in the hottest part of your home—the attic. The ducts in your attic, especially if they are leaking or not insulated, can rob your HVAC efficiency by up to 40 percent. Improving the insulation surrounding your AC ducts and fixing leaks can greatly increase the amount of cold air reaching the rooms in your house. Increasing the amount of insulation in your attic can lower your utility expenditures, saving you even more money.
Seal Doors and Windows
Have all your windows and doors sealed. Sealing windows and doors can pay huge dividends when it comes to preventing the loss of cold air and keeping the hot air out. Many people are shocked to find out how much energy is being wasted. Having a home energy audit will provide you with useful information about your home’s energy efficiency.
Easiest Way to Add Energy Efficiency
One of the most important aspects of effective air conditioning is the free flow of air throughout your entire system. Air from your home is constantly being circulated through your air conditioner and passing through air filters. The air filter is one vital component that needs to be cleaned or replaced regularly. Dirt, grime, pet hair, dander, dust, and other particulates will accumulate on air filters negatively impacting the cooling process.
Improvements Create an Energy Efficient House
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we encourage all our customers to make their houses as energy efficient as possible. Call us today at 480-968-5652 to schedule a fall checkup. One of our friendly service technicians will be happy to provide you with an evaluation of how you can make your home a model of energy efficiency. You can’t beat our heating and cooling expertise at Bruce’s.