It’s understandable that the typical homeowner does not value energy-efficiency as much as our Mother Earth would like. We’re busy with our lives and we often take advantage of all of the amenities we are afforded. Hot water, air conditioning, gas stove range, gas fireplace… all the things that make our home so ‘homey’ are also contributing to large carbon emissions and are having long lasting effects on our environment.
Taking steps to make your house run a little ‘greener,’ doesn’t have to break your bank or clog your calendar. Keeping your appliances compliant with recommended maintenance schedules is the best way to ensure you are leaving the smallest carbon footprint as possible. Some of the appliances in your home can be cleaned in a ‘DIY’ fashion, but some, especially your air conditioner, should be serviced by a professional. Only an industry expert can address all aspects of maintaining your air conditioning unit. Airsource Cooling and Heating is the best choice for your Spring Maintenance Check for your Air Conditioner.
Here are a few other easy ways to keep your home energy efficient:
- Insulation: ensure that your walls, attic, and all crawl spaces are well insulated so that cool/warm air doesn’t escape.
- Windows: assess the age and effectiveness of your windows. While replacing all of your windows can be a large purchase, the energy-saving qualities of modern windows will make your investment worthwhile.
- Trees: Plan your landscaping to help improve the shade provided to your house. More shade will keep your home naturally cool.