How to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

in CalgaryIn Calgary, heating and cooling systems work most times of the year. And, every time you turn them on or adjust the temperature, they use fuel. It can be costly. However, it is possible to improve your home’s energy efficiency. There are several ways to do so to help minimize the amount of fuel your home uses to keep you comfortable and safe.

Have a Heating and Cooling Inspection

One of the most important steps we can help you with is providing a full home inspection of your heating and cooling system. This allows our team to look for specific areas of concern related to the way your heating system or air conditioner is working. We can spot concerns such as clogged filters or air ducts. We can also offer insight into whether replacing your home’s furnace or air conditioner could save you money over the long term.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

Another way to increase the home’s overall efficiency is by investing in a programmable or smart thermostat. This gives you more control over when the home’s systems turn on. You may not need the temperatures as high during the winter or as low during the summer when you are not at home, for example. This allows you to do this.

Maintain Your Air Conditioner

It is very common for air conditioners to have to work very hard all summer long to cool your home. But, if you are not changing or cleaning your air filters, the process is far more difficult. Also, check the outdoor condensers and vents to ensure they are not clogged.

Look for Air Leaks

Your home’s system is designed to run when the temperature falls outside of a specific range. This can happen because air is escaping from the home. Windows with poor seals are one example. Concerns with the roof and siding can also impact this. You may also have a need for more insulation in your home.

When you trust our team to provide an energy audit for you, we can pinpoint areas of concern and provide you with a much-improved level of comfort and efficiency. Talk to us about your systems today.

Let Our Team of Professionals Help You

At Alberta Mountain Air Heating & Air Conditioning, we have the tools and the experience to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency. Let us conduct an energy audit to find out how we can keep those Calgary temperatures from costing you too much money. Contact us today!