It seems like very few people ever learn or become aware of the many many things that jacks up your energy bills, and later keep all that cool air and heat from escaping from your home. After all, you often have to depend on guys like us at Home Performance Matters to advise you about how to keep your ducts clear, your thermostat functioning correctly, and the windows and doors from letting in drafts. Before you call us to schedule a heating and air conditioning service in Claremont CA, you should check and see if you can fix one of these common issues that we see all the time.
Most of you will have the natural reaction to crank the thermostat to a higher temperature once the winter weather, but we want to stress why that’s a bad idea. Put simply, your air conditioning or heater unit has to work a lot harder to keep your house at 75 if the outside temperature is much lower. That means higher utility bills! And the fact is that many of you may not have all your windows and doors sealed the right way to prevent leaks and drafts from disrupting the airflow. So your best bet is to leave your thermostat on a low setting, like 68 degrees, and start dressing in warmer clothes inside your house. If you happen to have one of the newer digital thermostats, then have it set to where it’ll turn off or stay at a lower temperature when you’re not in the house. Although these units can cost upwards of $250, the savings they’ll bring in the near future will make it well worth it!
There are many possible sources of escaped air in your home that could be impacting any attempt to keep your home at a normal temperature. The weather stripping around your doors and windows could need replacing, your air ducts may have come slightly disconnected in key areas, and your electrical outlets could even be letting warm or cool air out of your rooms! The solutions to these and other common problems related to leaks can be fixed online with a little research, but one of our technicians here at Home Performance Matters can look through this as part of our heating and air conditioning service in Claremont CA.
This one is an obvious, yet far too common problem! If you constantly forget this important monthly chore, then your system will get clogged with dust and other debris and will have to work even harder to keep your home comfortable. These airflow restrictions, along with the others just mentioned, can severely impact the efficiency of your unit so you should call a service provider like ours if you haven’t had it checked out in a while. Please call Home Performance Matters at 866-974-9944 if you’d like us to tune up your system and perform some routine maintenance. Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon!