In addition to keeping on top of the necessary home furnace repair and air conditioning maintenance service visits, there are numerous other ways you can considerably cut your energy costs. You’ll find no shortage of tips and tricks on the internet on how to effectively improve efficiency and save money. The problem is, it’s not always clear which tips are worth giving a try and which ones won’t be helpful.
Our energy efficiency experts at Cooper Bros have classified these tips into three main categories: “Easy,” “Worth It,” and lastly, “Don’t Bother.” Here are the best ones you can try right away.
Easy Energy Efficiency
Switch your incandescent light bulbs to cooler, more efficient LED lighting. While this might not have much to do with air conditioner repair and efficiency, using LED lighting can still save you a lot of money by reducing your energy consumption. In fact, by choosing the right products, you can recoup up to 80% of the initial costs in just one year, and bringing this about requires nothing more than changing a light bulb.
Worth a Try
Contact your local HVAC contractor to inspect your duct network for holes and leaks. This may not be as simple as switching your bulbs, but the savings you’ll get from sealing up potential leaks are definitely worth the effort. While you’re at it, reapply any deteriorated caulks and foams around your windows and doors to further prevent air leaks.
Don’t Even Bother
Unless your windows are at the end of their lifespans, you’d be better off paying for AC repairs and upgrades than replacing your windows. Chances are, your windows are already pretty efficient, and whatever features new windows may advertise, they’re likely to not be as useful as simply upgrading your HVAC system.
At Cooper Bros, we’re your leading provider of HVAC services and energy efficiency upgrades. Give us a call at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in San Jose and other nearby areas.