Tips To Stay Energy Efficient This Summer
June 17th, 2021 by Emily Mixter
Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying cool temperatures in your house over the summers. The temperatures outside start heating up, and you’ll have to turn on your HVAC system. You have to make a significant decision: what temperature is ideal for your HVAC this summer?
A temperature of between 72 to 78 degrees is ideal for most homes, but that depends on many factors. They include the energy costs, preferences, and how long your home can maintain temperature. You can also stay energy efficient by adjusting your HVAC system at different times of the day. For instance, you can set your HVAC at 78 degrees while you’re in the house, 82 degrees while sleeping, and 85 degrees when you’re away from your home.
You don’t have to be an HVAC professional to understand the dynamics of temperature regulation this summer. If you have found it challenging to stay energy efficient this summer, here are some mind-blowing energy efficient tips to consider.
Energy Efficient Ventilation
Most people are concerned with keeping their homes airtight. Keeping air from entering and leaving the house might be energy efficient. However, an HVAC professional will tell you that this compromises temperature regulation and indoor air quality, mainly because dander, dust, and other air pollutants are left inside.
You can keep your home under optimal temperatures without sacrificing energy efficiency and air quality. You don’t have to turn on your HVAC 24 hours a day. Since natural ventilation doesn’t require energy consumption through fans, you can save up to 50% of your energy costs. You can open the windows to let in a cool breeze during the mornings and evenings.
There are two types of energy efficient ventilation systems; wind-driven and buoyancy-driven. Make sure you consult your HVAC professional before making some changes.
Energy Efficient Sealing and Insulation
Insulation minimizes the exchange of heat through ducts, roofs, and walls. Sealing and Insulation allow less cool air to escape from the house during summer and less warm air during the cold season. You don’t have to turn on your HVAC for long, which is 15% more energy efficient.
Consider sealing and insulating your home as part of your next remodeling project. You can go for blown-in Insulation, batts, foam boards, or spray foam. The best way to know if you need energy efficient sealing and Insulation is to consult an HVAC professional.
Service Your HVAC System
Having your HVAC serviced is as vital as changing oil for your car. Your HVAC professional will identify worn-out parts, which will be cheaper than dealing with a significant repair. When your HVAC is dirty or worn out, it becomes less energy efficient which translates to increased electricity bills.
Set aside some money for regular maintenance with an HVAC professional. Your HVAC professional might recommend simple upgrades that are energy efficient that could save you money.
Other energy efficient tips include turning off appliances that generate heat when not in use and fitting ceiling or portable fans.
Call Us Today
Being energy efficient isn’t just a thing for the summer. These energy efficient tips will keep your home under optimal temperatures as well as saving you money in the long run. Do you need to learn more about temperature regulation and energy efficient HVAC this summer? Feel free to contact us to get advice from our HVAC professionals.