Everyone in Puget Sound wants to make their home more energy efficient, it not only saves you money but it also makes your home more environmentally friendly. Installing an efficient air conditioning system is a great place to start, but it can be hard to decide what to do first.
Before you start making changes, ask yourself the flowing questions:
How much do you spend on energy?
Paying attention to your energy bill from month to month is very important. A sudden spike could be an indication that you need air conditioning repairs or other appliances need attention in your home. If you start trying to embrace an energy efficient lifestyle, your energy bill can help you keep track of how well you are doing.
Are there benefits to this upgrade?
In addition to being energy efficient, you should discover if there are any other ways that a change can benefit your home. For instance, a new air conditioner could make your home more comfortable, or zone control could make it easier to keep every room in your home the desired temperature. You’d be surprised how many energy efficient upgrades can really improve your whole home and not just your energy bill.
What is your budget?
Budgeting is never fun, but it’s important step to figuring out what you should change first. While it would be great to replace your air conditioner and furnace for ENERGY STAR rated models, it’s a big investment. You can try the little things first, like improving you insulation, repairing air ducts, and sealing air leaks. After you have saved up and improved other parts of your home you can work on replacing your HVAC equipment.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home will make it more comfortable and lower your utility bills. If you have any questions about energy efficient upgrades you can make to your home, call G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electric today!