The mild winters in Victorville, California, can be a great time to go green. Heating your home with an inefficient system can be a major energy drain, and it’s important to do everything we can to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are four ways to go greener this year.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats learn from your habits to efficiently heat and cool your home. They are designed to keep your system from working too hard and can usually be accessed from your phone or tablet, giving you control and using less energy in the process.
Make Sure Your System Is the Right Size for Your Home
Contrary to popular belief, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to HVAC system sizes. For maximum efficiency and energy savings, you want to ensure your system is the perfect size for your home. If your system’s too large, it won’t cycle accurately, and if it’s too small, it will get overworked and use too much energy.
Control the Temperature with Natural Resources
One way to become greener is to utilize natural ways to heat or cool your home. Open the curtains to let the light in and heat the house during the day, or close them to keep in the cool air. Fireplaces, gas heaters, or wood stoves work well for natural heating in the winter.
Make Sure Your Home Is Insulated Well
When your home is improperly insulated, it can lead to an overuse of energy. Your system starts to work too hard to heat or cool a home that is poorly insulated, and it can very quickly overwork your HVAC unit. This causes your unit to overextend itself while sustaining comfortable temperatures.
Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning is always happy to help you go greener and answer questions about our HVAC services. Call us today at 760-208-4930 to ensure you are going green for the season.
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