As an energy-conscious homeowner, you care about more than just saving money. You also want to make sure that your Springfield, Missouri, home uses as little energy as possible, especially when your energy needs begin to increase in the spring. From scheduling HVAC maintenance to insulating your home, go green with these three tips for reducing your family’s springtime energy needs.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Before the weather heats up too much in Springfield, take the time to schedule HVAC maintenance. When you call the Goff Heating & Air Conditioning team, we’ll complete a comprehensive tuneup that includes testing system operation, refilling fluids, and lubricating moving parts.
The benefits of this service are twofold. Your air conditioner will run more efficiently, saving you energy and money. You’ll also learn about any system issues or repair needs before they become overly expensive to address
Use Ceiling Fans
If you’re not ready to turn on the air conditioner for the season but you’re struggling to stay cool indoors, install or turn on your ceiling fans. These devices may look simple, but they offer surprising cooling power. Since they produce a wind chill effect, they make you feel cooler and reduce your need for air conditioning.
Even after you’ve turned on the air conditioner, ceiling fans can make a difference. Use them simultaneously, and you can raise the thermostat by 4 degrees without experiencing decreased comfort. We recommend doing this throughout the cooling season to save energy.
Insulate Your Home
Many homeowners think of insulation as a maintenance task that’s only important during the winter months. In reality, home insulation is important year-round, including in the spring.
Do an informal energy audit yourself or schedule a professional energy audit to find leaky areas around windows, doors, and baseboards. Then use caulk or weather-stripping to seal cracks, prevent conditioned air from leaking out, and save energy all at the same time.
Whether you need to schedule preventive maintenance or you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, we’re at your service. Call the HVAC professionals at Goff Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about our energy-efficient solutions today at 417-869-5203.
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