3 Easy Ways to Be More Energy Efficient

Of course, you want your home in Seattle to be as comfortable as possible, but at what cost? It’s no secret that the demands the scorching summer months have on your HVAC system can make your energy bills add up quickly. Luckily, there are some things you can do to combat this. Use these tips below to become more energy efficient.

Update Your System

How old is your actual air conditioning unit? If it’s more than 10 years old, you may want to consider updating it to a more energy-efficient model. Modern air conditioners are designed with low power usage in mind. In fact, the money you spend replacing your unit is almost outweighed by the money saved on energy bills over time, making it an even wiser investment financially. You can replace the AC unit or your entire HVAC system, depending on your needs and your budget.

Check the Filters and Registers

Dust and debris can accumulate over time in the air filters and registers of any HVAC system. Over time, this will block the airway, making it harder for the system to distribute cold air around the house. This causes your system to have to work harder, using more energy than it needs to. Regularly replacing your filters and cleaning your registers will both make your system more efficient and help to improve the air quality around your home.

Improve Your Insulation

If you have an older home, you may have issues with the insulation. This makes it easy for hot air to creep into pockets around your house. When this happens, your thermostat can become confused and overwork your system, forcing your energy bills through the roof. The most common places for insulation issues in a home are around windows and doorways.

Contact Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkland today if you are interested in becoming more energy efficient. We’ll help to diagnose the problem and come up with a solution for your house. Our team can also assist with heating repair and installation, AC repair, electrical services, and hot water heaters.