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Ways to Maximize Energy Efficiency Around Your Home

How Can I Increase Energy Efficiency in my Home?

When you’re a homeowner, you’ll do whatever it takes to ensure your most immense pride and joy (don’t forget the largest investment, too) is the very best it can be. From making sure that your property is well-manicured to having plumbing repairs made right away, the list goes on and on — but one thing that may not be on the top of your list is how to make your home more energy-efficient.

If you’re looking to create a top-tier atmosphere in your home, here are a few simple ways you can make that happen with the utmost ease (and help from our team).

Consider Having a Zone Control HVAC System

As we all know, heating and cooling your entire home comes at a cost — and depending on the season (or the temperature in Texas), some months might cost a tad more than others. Luckily, if you’re looking to “get the most bang for your buck” and keep your home comfortable for a fraction of the cost, consider a zone control HVAC system!

Unlike a central HVAC system that will heat or cool your entire living space with the flick of a switch, this system will let you control the temperature in each room an evaporator is installed in. When this happens, you’ll not only cut your energy usage in half, but each member of your family will be able to have complete customization over their home comfort preferences (no more fighting over the thermostat)!

Keep Up with Annual HVAC Maintenance

If you have a traditional central heating and cooling system, you’ll want to make sure that you’re staying on track when it comes to annual HVAC maintenance appointments. To keep your unit in pristine condition, consider scheduling two appointments annually — one in the spring, the other in autumn.

Doing so will ensure that your home will be able to handle the Texas heat when summer arrives, as well as handle those random chilly days in the winter. Another perk about scheduling maintenance twice a year is that your technician will be able to spot any potential performance problems early on before they become large and expensive matters down the road.

Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter

While on the topic of a central HVAC system, it’s vital to make sure that you change your unit’s air filter. Although this piece of the puzzle is generally overlooked (as long as your system appears to be in a proper functioning order), it’s essential to swap it out often — more so depending on how often you rely on your system.

On average, the consensus is that your filter should be replaced every 90 days to keep your unit top-notch. However, if you live in a home where the indoor allergy count is relatively high (i.e., pets that shed), you may want to consider swapping out your filter even sooner.

Not only will this help keep the air you breathe as clean as can be, but it will also help your unit run efficiently — not overworking itself to keep your home as comfortable as possible.

Consider Replacing Your Thermostat

It may be hard to believe, but thermostats have come a long way in design and function. And while your current, non-programmable model may operate perfectly fine, you might want to consider replacing it with a new and improved model.

From a programmable thermostat (which allows homeowners to create a custom comfort schedule) to a smart thermostat (which can be adjusted just about anywhere with a smartphone and can improve its performance based on your comfort history), many different options can help keep your home comfortable for a fraction of the cost.

HVAC Services in Spring, Texas and the Surrounding Areas

When it comes to heating and cooling your home, our Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling technicians are ready to help. If you require HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance, call us at (281) 645-5905. Additionally, we offer 24/7 emergency service, as well as free inspections and estimates.