How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient?
We run our air conditioning systems a lot throughout the cooling season. When you consider just how long our cooling season is around here, constituting much of the year, in fact, it becomes clear that cooling one’s home comes at a cost. You don’t want to sacrifice your comfort just to protect your budget, of course. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways in which one can make his or her home more energy efficient; you don’t even have to replace your air conditioning system to do so. Consider the following tips regarding ways in which to boost energy efficiency in Phoenix, AZ. If you see anything that you’d like to pursue, contact a member of the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning staff to schedule service.
Improve Your Insulation
The great thing about insulation is that it serves to keep your home energy efficient all year long, not just during the time of the year in which you are running your air conditioning system. Not only does insulation keep heat out of your home, after all; it also prevents desirable heat from escaping your home during the heating season, brief and mild as that season may be. If you do not have sufficient insulation installed in your home, or if your insulation is damaged, it is not going to be able to prevent the right amount of unwanted heat transfer into or out of your home.
Schedule a Blower Door Test
A major player in the inefficiency game is the envelope of your home. If there are a lot of air leaks throughout your house, or spots which are insufficiently insulated, then you are going to experience a lot of energy waste as you attempt to heat and cool your home throughout the year. The good news is that we offer blower door testing services, designed to pinpoint any such weak spots throughout your home. If any are found, we’ll have the information necessary to resolve the issue successfully.
Have Your Air Ducts Sealed
The most common option for whole-house cooling is the split central air conditioner, which uses air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout the home. If these air ducts are not well-sealed, though, a lot of the air that you pay to cool will not make it to its intended destination. Professional air duct sealing can help you to overcome any such problems.