On Earth Day, we all share ideas on how to reduce our carbon footprint and help create a safer, healthier, and more sustainable way of living. Well, you should really want to do that year-round, not just for a single day of the year. A big way to do this is by reducing your energy usage in your home. The sooner you start, the better — so get a move on!
How to Reduce Your Energy Usage in Your Home
Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances
From your refrigerator to your washing machine to your microwave, appliances with higher energy efficiency ratings use a fraction of the energy of other appliances.
Unplug Your Electronics
Your TV and computers have standby modes that still use energy even when they’re off, so if you’re not going to be using them for a while, unplug them.
Draft-Proof Your Home
Seal up little cracks around your windows and doors that allow conditioned air to escape your home and waste energy.
Insulate Your Ceilings
Heat rises, so if your ceilings and roof are not insulated, you’re allowing heat to escape through them, and that means your HVAC system will have to use more energy to keep your home comfortable.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance ensures your system is running in tip-top shape, as efficiently as possible. Without maintenance, your system could be running inefficiently and wasting your energy and money.
The experts at Air Treatment Company are always ready to help you with whatever HVAC services you need around Alexandria, VA. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 703-938-0550.