Improving the energy efficiency at your Woodbridge, Virginia, home comes with a number of benefits. Figuring out how to save energy without sacrificing comfort is often a challenge, though. These simple energy efficiency tips allow you to save money while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Your home’s insulation makes a big difference in its overall efficiency. Insulation refers to the materials found behind your walls. It protects your home from the outdoor air and insulates the conditioned air your HVAC system products.
While you shouldn’t start opening the walls or ceilings to inspect the insulation material, you should take a closer look at your doors and windows. Adding or replacing the weather-stripping around the doors can improve efficiency by keeping heated and cooled air inside. If your windows are old, they’re probably letting in or leaking air, which will waste energy and money.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Scheduling regular duct cleaning service is a great way to maximize energy efficiency in your home. When air moves through the heating or cooling system, it often contains dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair, dander and other contaminants. These particles will settle in the ducts, which slows airflow and reduces how efficiently the system can operate.
During a duct cleaning service, your HVAC service technician will remove the debris left behind in the ducts. The service may also involve the use of sanitizing spray to eliminate allergens that can decrease your home’s indoor air quality.
Add to the Landscaping
Adding to your home’s landscaping is another easy way to maximize efficiency. Plant shrubs and trees close to your home to block the sun’s rays during the summer, which can heat your home and require the AC to work harder.
If you’re still struggling with HVAC efficiency, contact Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 703-736-0399. We’re here to help you maximize efficiency and save money without sacrificing your comfort.
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