Do you want your Jacksonville, Florida, home to be more energy efficient? If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint, we recommend these four home improvements:
Seal Air Leaks
Cracks and crevices exist around your windows, doors, floors, walls and ceilings. With so many possibilities for leaks, your air conditioner will work harder to keep your home cool. Sealing those leaks can increase your AC’s efficiency significantly, saving you money on your next energy bill. Our team uses caulk, spray foam and weather-stripping to prevent precious cold air from leaving your home during those hot summer months.
Install Ceiling Fans
While ceiling fans don’t actually lower the temperature of your home, they do make you feel more comfortable in it. Ceiling fans push air down. As a result, they create a wind-chill effect that helps you feel cooler. They also evaporate perspiration, which also helps.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
When your HVAC system has a dirty filter or other issues, it has to work harder to cool your home. This can result in a significant increase in your energy bills. Schedule maintenance with us at least once a year or as recommended by your system manufacturer.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, consider installing one. Better yet, invest in a smart thermostat for complete control over your comfort. For maximum effect, set your home’s temperature up in the summer and down in the winter by a few degrees when you’re not home. Even eight hours of this change each day can have a big impact. As a result, you’ll lower your monthly energy bills.
Learn more about how you can boost the efficiency of your home by scheduling an energy audit with Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating. Call 904-222-8411 to arrange HVAC maintenance for your Jacksonville home.
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