Priority Steps You Can Take That Make Home Comfort And Savings A Reality - Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning
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Most homeowners probably think that in order to get energy savings around the house that comfort must be sacrificed, but that’s not necessarily true. Comfort and energy savings can work together so that each one gets priority.

Changing your air conditioner’s filter each month during the summer helps to keep your indoor air free of pollutants. Clean air filters also work to protect the A/C from dirt buildup that can lower the system’s efficiency – and impact comfort.

Using a programmable thermostat gives you the ability to set the A/C system’s temperature a few degrees higher when you’re sleeping and when you’re out of the house for a significant period of time. Regularly setting the temperature ahead allows you to save energy without impacting comfort. Comfort is also maximized with a programmable thermostat because you can set the A/C to come on before you wake up so the home already has a comfortably chilled temperature when you get out of bed.

Air leaks in the home can seriously influence energy bills and home comfort. Sealing these leaks around window frames and in the attic make a significant impact toward cutting energy losses. Without this air escaping through leaks, your comfort is enhanced because you get the full effect of your A/C’s cooling efforts.

Sealing ducts is another step that contributes to home comfort. It’s estimated that leaky ductwork can lead to an approximate 25 percent loss in energy. If you think about how much air your system produces and how much actually reaches you’re home, that’s a lot of conditioned air that you lose out on – and that could have brought your comfort up a few notches.

Upgrading to a new A/C system is a significant investment, but the impact on comfort and savings is huge. Higher-efficiency systems greatly reduce the demand for electricity through energy-saving technology available with these new systems.

Take action this summer through several energy-saving projects that will enhance your home comfort. The experts at Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning are available for consultation and can help increase the level of comfort you get from your Connecticut home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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