Looking to save energy is a prime concern for many homeowners. There are all sorts of tricks out there to reduce energy, such as not leaving lights on you don’t need. Really, anything you don’t need, if you can shut it off then you’ll save energy. But when it gets touchy is when people start suggesting that you set your thermostat somewhere you don’t like. It doesn’t have to be like that. There are a lot of things you can upgrade or invest in your home to reduce wasted energy.
One thing you can do is replace your home’s insulation. Many homes were built with cheap or old-style insulation that doesn’t work very well compared to modern standards. Insulation holds your air in, so it stays at the temperature you need.
Another area to evaluate is your roof. If it’s not in good shape, or leaking, then a lot of hot or cool air can escape from it, thus making your HVAC system work harder to keep things at the right temperature.
More importantly, your ducts need to be replaced or cleaned. Dirty ducts don’t move air as well, and if your ducts are old or in disrepair, you could be losing as much as 35% of the treated air. Ecostar Air Duct Cleaning can clean or replace your ducts! With a properly designed duct system, your heating and air conditioning system will perform optimally and you’ll get the most from it! We recommend you clean your ducts every 3-5 years.