Are you looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency in your home? We understand that your HVAC system consumes most of the energy in your Stuart, FL, home. Fortunately, we’ll give you a few ways you can improve its efficiency.

1. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat reduces energy wastage and helps you save on monthly bills. It works by learning your schedule and preferred temperature, and then it adjusts the settings accordingly. It’ll also remove the need to manually change the settings since it automatically adjusts settings as the weather changes.

A programmable thermostat that’s Wi-Fi enabled allows remote access via laptops or smartphones. This remote access improves efficiency since you can monitor and adjust temperatures when you’re away.

2. Use a Ceiling Fan

Using a programmable thermostat together with a ceiling fan is a great way to maximize your home’s efficiency. Running the fan in a counterclockwise direction creates a cool breeze in your home during the summer. It also helps distribute warm air across your room in winter.

Drop the thermostat temperatures by a few degrees when using a ceiling fan, and you won’t notice any difference in comfort. The few degrees drop reduces energy consumption and your monthly bills.

3. Seal All Gaps in Your Home

Small gaps connected to the outside environment allow conditioned air to escape. As a result, your HVAC system works harder than it should, hence the expensive monthly bills. The small gas may be around the doors and windows.

It’s also possible to have energy losses through space around your chimney and ductwork. Luckily, an energy audit can help you identify the gaps and seal them for improved energy efficiency.

4. Schedule Biannual Maintenance

Routine maintenance lets technicians catch problems early on and repair them quickly. An effectively working unit will not only keep you comfortable but also reduce energy wastage. Maintenance allows your technician to identify potential problems before they turn into expensive emergencies as well.

Proper maintenance will extend the service life of your system and prevent premature replacement. Contact us for maintenance services and for ways to improve your home efficiency.

The tips mentioned above are just a few methods to improve efficiency. For more information about HVAC maintenance, contact our team at Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning.

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