An energy-efficient home is more than just good for the environment – it’s good for your household budget, too! If you’re living in an older home that’s due for some upgrades, consider making these changes to improve your energy efficiency while offering savings on your heating and cooling costs all year. An investment now can pay off in the long run with hundreds or even thousands of dollars in savings annually:
1. Replace Your Inefficient Air Conditioner: Feeling the heat? If you’re using what seems like an ancient air conditioning unit or if you suspect your HVAC hasn’t been serviced properly over time, it may be time to upgrade to a new central air or ductless system that can keep your home cool. Give the team at Sun Air Tampa a call and we can inspect your existing unit to ensure that it’s working at its best. If not, we can help with AC replacement in Tampa and other surrounding areas using products from Lennox, one of the most trusted brands in HVAC.
2. Remove Old Doors and Windows: If you live in an older home that’s still relying on outdated windows, you could be missing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. According to ENERGY STAR, when you replace old single- or double-pane windows with ones that are ENERGY STAR certified, you can expect to save between $126-$465 per year (single-pane) and $27-$111 per year (double-pane). Window replacements and new doors can go a long way in lowering your energy bills by keeping your rooms well insulated.
3. Switch to a Programmable Thermostat: Designed to work with your HVAC system, a programmable thermostat offers greater energy efficiency and convenience for keeping your home comfortable. Simply install and set your preferences to match time of day, usage, temperature settings, and more. All of these settings can ensure that your home stays at the appropriate climate without hassle or constant adjustment.
These are just three things that you can implement now to improve your home’s ability to stay comfortable when you need it most while improving your ability to save on your energy bills. Looking to upgrade your HVAC or thermostat? Give us a call and we can help!