Earth Day Heating and Cooling Tips

Happy Earth Day! Are you committed to recycling, stopping global warming, and doing your part to save energy? Heating and cooling in your home accounts for most of the energy that is utilized in your home, so if you can cut back in this area, you can have a big impact on the environment. Here are some heating and cooling tips that you can start on Earth Day and continue throughout the rest of the year.

Tip #1: Get your AC tuned up.
After already having record heat in the Oregon this month, it’s clear that spring is here and summer will be here before you know it. Now is the time to have your air conditioning unit serviced so you know that it’s working at its peak and not wasting precious energy. Our qualified team of technicians can come out and take a look at your unit to make sure that everything is in good working order. If any repair is needed, will suggest what needs to be fixed, get it replaced, and be on our way.

Tip #2: Install a new thermostat.
It might not seem like a big deal, but having the right thermostat in your home is a big decision. Programmable thermostats are a great option, because they allow you to program various temperatures during the day, allowing you to determine what you need and when you need to use it. For example, if you’re at not home all day, you don’t need to run your furnace or air conditioning unit, but instead can program it to turn off when you leave and turn back on when you return home. Or, when you’re asleep, program it to an energy saving temperature that will readjust when you’re awake. Our featured product this month is the revolutionary Côr™ thermostat by Carrier – a great wireless thermostat option. It can save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bills and it will work with almost any HVAC system.

Tip #3: Make sure your home is insulated properly.
If there is poor insulation in your attic or walls, your HVAC system will have to work harder to make your home comfortable. In the summer, quality insulation will help stop the flow of heat that radiates down from your attic area and when it’s cold outside, it will help keep warm air inside. Not sure if your insulation is doing a great job? We’re happy to provide a home performance test that will show us if there are any leaks that are causing inefficiency. Even if you have a great air conditioning or heating system in place, it can only do so much – quality insulation is important.

If it’s time for you to upgrade your system, contact us today for options on what HVAC systems are available in your price range. We’re happy to help!

3 responses on “Earth Day Heating and Cooling Tips

  1. John

    I’m glad to see you drew a correlation between how well insulated a home is and how hard the HVAC system has to work to cover any gaps in the insulation. If you’re having HVAC issues or paying too much every month, it may be worth looking into any improvements that can be made with your insulation. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah Anderson

    Getting a good thermostat that can be set on timers and such is indeed a good way to safe money on heating and cooling. This way, you can also give your HVAC a break when you don’t need it, without having to manually take care of it. They have those thermostats now that you can connect to your phone. Those are convenient to be able to have that much control.

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