You can feel it…the temperatures are rising and spring is finally here. It’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the change in seasons. Here are some tips that can cool your home AND lower utility bills.
Change the Direction of Ceiling Fans
If you have ceiling fans, remember to change the direction of their rotation now. They can be used to help distribute cooler air when reversed and make your cooling system more effective. Turn them off in rooms that are not in use.
Think About Attic Insulation
If your home has an attic, is it contributing to energy loss? Consider getting your attic insulated to boost energy efficiency. An under-insulated attic can really affect those energy bills.
Update your bulbs
Incandescent bulbs are no longer available and have been getting phased out since 2014. They have been replaced by LEDs. If you still have fixtures with incandescent bulbs, replace them with LEDs that are far more energy-efficient and radiate less heat. Both of these factors can decrease your energy consumption and lower your utility bills.
Clean Your Filters
With any cooling and heating system, it’s very important to keep filters clean and replace those that are worn. A filter that is clogged with dirt and debris restricts air flow to your system and makes it work harder, using more energy. Or plan ahead by signing up for an overall maintenance plan with a professional.
In addition to following the tips above, consider switching your aging, inefficient heating and cooling system to ductless. Ductless technology is the most energy-efficient electrically powered heating and cooling available. The efficiency of a ductless system can lower your heating bills by up to 50 percent! When you’re ready to upgrade, to high efficiency and year-round comfort, we can help! We’re experts in Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems in Thurston County including Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm and more!