As summer approaches the Salem, OR area, homeowners and tenants alike are looking for ways to save energy. Air conditioning probably takes up a significant portion of your home budget every cooling season, and that’s why energy efficiency is often just as important as performance. Fortunately, they often go together. When our AC systems are working as they should, they are maximizing the electrical energy they draw on. We’d like to share with you some energy savings tips that you can rely on to reduce your energy consumption all summer long. For more information, or to schedule a Salem OR air conditioning service, call Comfort Flow Heating today!
- Duct cleaning. When faulty, damaged, or clogged with debris, the ductwork necessary to airflow can prove incredibly counter-productive. The same airflow channels you rely on to distribute your conditioned air can also hinder it. Over time, your ducts can fill up with dust, pollen, dander, and other debris, all of which can be detrimental to the efficiency of the AC as well to your home’s indoor air quality. Routine duct cleaning in Salem, OR will improve airflow and cut down on the amount of dust and allergens in your home.
- Programmable thermostat. Imagine if your thermostat knew when to turn on and turn off, so that you didn’t have to pay to cool your home all day just so you can come home to a cool home. A programmable thermostat gives you full control over your air conditioning schedule. It is not only highly convenient, but because you’re able to program automatic temperature changes, you can also save substantially on your energy bills during the cooling season.
- Clean your air filter. You’ve probably heard this before, but regularly changing your air filter (about once per month during the cooling season) is a great way to ensure that your AC continues to run smoothly. A clogged or dirty air filter can restrict airflow, causing your AC to work harder for the same amount of cool air.