Choosing environmentally friendly options for your home can save you money on energy costs and create a healthy atmosphere for your family. There are several green upgrades you can make to your Auburn, Alabama, home that are easy and cost-effective. Call us for an energy audit to ensure your home is efficient.
One easy green upgrade you can make to your home is installing smart technology. This could include a programmable thermostat that saves money by not heating and cooling the home when no one is around. When installing new HVAC units, you should also think about installing a programmable thermostat. These systems will work with your smartphone and allow you to control the temperature in your home from anywhere. You can program the thermostat to turn up the heat or turn on the AC before you get home from work, creating the perfect temperature for an evening with the family.
You could also install a zoned HVAC system that gives you more control over different areas of the home. You might also want to upgrade some of your appliances and lighting with energy-efficient units.
Another simple way to save money and go green in your home is to install ceiling fans and upgrade your light bulbs. Ceiling fans move air around the room which helps your heating and air conditioning units to work more efficiently. Remember to reverse the direction of the blades to keep the air moving in the right direction. If you also install compact fluorescent bulbs in your ceiling lights and lamps, your AC will not have to work as hard to cool the area.
Homeowners often don’t think about the amount of energy wasted with the ductwork used with a traditional HVAC system. Over time, ducts can separate or begin leaking. Not only does this affect the temperature of your home, but it’s also a waste of energy. When hot or cold air is leaking into the walls of your home, you are losing money. An energy audit is a great way to determine if there are leaks or hot or cold spots in the house. Our technicians can perform an analysis of your home and help you save money.
A preventive maintenance plan can also help when it comes to wasting energy. Our technicians will come once or twice a year to inspect your systems and make sure they are working efficiently. They will often be able to determine if the ductwork needs to be checked and prevent more serious problems from developing.
Many older homes will benefit from increased insulation in the walls and attic. Over time insulation settles and adding blow in, foam, or additional fiberglass insulation will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You should also make an appointment with one of our professionals to check out the ductwork in your home. Improperly sealed ducts decrease the efficiency of your HVAC unit and waste money. We can perform an energy audit to find problem areas and offer suggestions to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Energy-Efficient HVAC Units
If you are thinking about replacing your heat pump or furnace, let one of our trained professionals explain the benefits of an energy rated unit. New heating and air conditioning units are made to not only last a long time but to use electricity and gas efficiently.
You might also want to consider installing a ductless heating and air conditioning unit if your home does not already have ductwork. A ductless system can be installed almost anywhere and will save you money and energy.
Our professionals at Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning will offer suggestions for green upgrades for your home. We can perform an energy audit and help you with a preventive maintenance plan to keep your HVAC systems in excellent working order. Contact us at 706-405-4796 for an appointment today.
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