How to Avoid Costly Energy Waste at Home

Globs of Dirt Caked on an Air Vent

If You’re Seeing Dirt Around Your Vents, it’s Time for a Filter Change and Air Duct Cleaning.

Saving money is always in style! That’s why improving home energy efficiency has become such a popular pastime in the last decade. While family habits play a key role in moderating energy consumption, there are several areas of your home that can be improved for exciting savings! Here are a few!

Top Sources of Energy Waste at Home

While there are dozens of ways energy can be wasted throughout the house, these are some of the key areas to target:

  • Your Attic Space
  • The Water Heater
  • Lighting
  • Duct Work
  • Your HVAC System

Lighting is the easiest area of your home to modify and prevent energy waste. Simply replace any incandescent lights with more energy efficient bulbs! Of course, you should also have family members turn off lights as they go throughout the day. If you like to leave certain lights on for security purposes, consider installing timers to limit usage during off hours. Your gas or electric water heater is constantly consuming energy to heat your water tank, even if you aren’t using it. Consider installing a tankless system that only heats water when you need it.

Your attic space is another simple place to enhance. Simply by upgrading your insulation, you can guarantee substantial energy savings in the long run. You’ll easily recoup the costs for insulation within a few years, if not sooner. You’ll also want to make sure your attic is properly ventilated through the soffit. If damaged, be sure to contact your local roofing company for soffit roof repair.

Preventing Waste in Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system and air ducts play a large part in your home energy efficiency. Heating and cooling accounts for almost 50% of your home’s daily energy usage, so making improvements here means you’ll make serious headway towards your savings goal. Start by ensuring that your HVAC system, particularly your evaporator and condenser coils are clean. Dirty coils means your system has to run longer to generate cold air.

Next, examine your air duct work. You’ll be searching for tears, rips, leaks, etc.: anything that means your HVAC system is wasting air. Leaky ducts means your HVAC system is running more frequently and longer to generate conditioned air. If your ducts are full of holes that can’t be mended, it’s time to call your heating & cooling company for a new air duct installation.

Schedule Your AC Repairs and Maintenance Today!

Is it time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system and reduce energy waste? Our professionals at Master Air Inc. would love to help you meet your energy goals! Call us today at (281) 485-3231 to arrange your AC repairs and maintenance.