June 2, 2015
The warm weather of summer will soon be here, which means east bay area and Marin residents will be relying more and more each day on the functionality of their AC units. It’s no secret that an AC which gets a lot of usage can have a relatively strong impact on your energy bills, and if left to progress, costs can rise sharply. Hassler wants all of our customers to know that there are things which can be done to keep energy bills low this summer, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to get started.
If you’re looking to lower your bills, you’ve got to be proactive. Here are three things that you can do right now to ensure that you’re not paying more than you have to this summer.
1. Locate Air Leaks
Air leaks are far from being uncommon in California homes. They can sometimes occur over time as a home shifts, but often, they result from poor construction techniques in the first place. Fortunately, the solution can be found in air sealing. Locating air leaks and sealing them off will help to keep conditioned air within your home, which means your systems won’t have to work nearly as hard to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
2. Check Insulation
In older homes especially, insulation can be rather inadequate or non-existent. This being said, newer homes are not necessarily off the hook. Air can easily escape out of your ceilings and walls if they aren’t properly insulated, and the issues can be expected to get worse over time if you don’t address them. Having your home’s insulation checked, then, is an excellent step to take towards fixing any problems that might currently be getting in the way of peak home performance.
3. Inspect Heating and Cooling Equipment
A home’s heating and cooling equipment are like the heart that keeps the body alive. When things shut down, comfort levels within the home drop instantly. A well-serviced machine, however, is an efficient machine. For this reason, it’s important to have your heating and cooling equipment analyzed by a trained professional who can check filters, levels and everything else that might contribute to performance.
Summer in California can be absolutely gorgeous, but it can also be hot and uncomfortable if things aren’t running properly. Hassler is here to ensure that you are comfortable and that your energy bills don’t become exorbitant this summer. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment for a home energy audit.