7 Folsom Heating and Air Conditioning Energy Saving Ideas

The less energy your HVAC system uses the more money you’ll save on heating and air conditioning in Folsom every month. That much is obvious, right?

What might be less obvious is how making a few relatively simple changes around the house can lead to big energy savings and lower utility costs. Here are eight of the best.

7 Folsom Heating and Air Conditioning Energy Saving Ideas

  1. Ensure air supply registers are fully open (even in unoccupied rooms)

By partially closing registers, you limit the amount of air flow your HVAC system is able to move and creates back pressure that wastes energy.

  1. Properly insulate your house.

About 40% of the heat entering or escaping from a home comes from the attic. Properly insulating your home from top to bottom can yield major energy savings. Insulating materials are rated in what are known as “R-values”. A higher R-value means more effective insulation, and that means better energy-efficiency for your home.

  1. Use double-pane glass or storm windows.

Single-pane glass is a pain when it comes to energy efficiency: it’s by far the least desirable window for your home. Investing in double-pane windows will improve your home’s energy-efficiency, but new windows can improve the aesthetics of your home and make your home more quiet and insulated from outside noise.

  1. Plant the right kind of tree.

Planting trees around your home can help you stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter – with one major caveat. Since the sun rises in the southeast and sets in the southwest during winter, your home’s south wall receives the lion’s share of the sun’s rays during the coldest months of the year. If you plant a tree on the south side of your home make sure it is deciduous (it loses its leaves every fall) so you can take advantage of the sun’s warmth.

  1. Develop a front courtyard.

If you have a lot of people coming and going from your home your entryway can be a major source for heat loss or gain. Developing a front courtyard with small trees and shrubs can keep hot air in the home during winter and keep it out during the summer. Is the home redevelopment route not an option right now? Even placing potted trees and plants around the front door can be a big help.

  1. Calibrate your A/C speed and refrigerant charge in the summer.

Have a qualified technician ensure your air conditioning unit’s indoor fan speed is set to the proper air flow and the refrigerant charge is correct during the summer months to accomplish the proper humidity for your home, boosting comfort while cutting energy consumption.

  1. Schedule routine maintenance.

AC repair can be very expensive. Scheduling routine maintenance not only ensures that your air conditioning unit is performing at the peak of energy efficiency, but it will also help you catch little problems before they become big hassles.

Just a few of these small changes can add up to big energy savings – and that means lower utility bills month after month. Interested in what more you can do to save on heating and air conditioning costs in Folsom? Wouldn’t you like to have the most energy-efficient home on the block?

Folsom Heating and Air Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Do you need a new HVAC unit or do you want to lower your monthly energy bill? Maybe you just need a trustworthy and dependable heating and air technician to get your unit up and running again. Regardless of your HVAC needs, Sierra Pacific, is one of the most trusted names in the Sacramento Valley for keeping you cool during the California summers, warm in the winters and helping you save money on your energy bill.

Need emergency service? Just call us, no matter what time it is! Sierra Pacific’s service and repair division offers 24-hour service 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Just call the number on this site and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and set up your home energy evaluation.

How to Know When You’re Paying too Much to Run Your HVAC Unit

No one wants to pay more money on their monthly energy bill than they have to. But what if your current HVAC unit is costing you 50% more energy than you really need to heat or to cool your home? If your unit is older than 10 years, it’s likely that you’re already paying too much. That’s right, an HVAC unit that’s any older than 10 years could be consuming up to 50% more energy than you really need to heat or to cool your home.

On top of this, building envelope leakages, duct system problems, and poor insulation can contribute to a higher than normal energy bill.  The size of your HVAC is another important factor. If it’s too large OR too small, it’s probably not the best solution for heating or cooling your home and getting the lowest monthly bill possible.

This is why Sierra Pacific performs a thorough home energy evaluation to check, not just your HVAC unit, but your insulation, your duct system, your furnace and even the window dressing that you’re using. Since ANY of these can impact your monthly energy bill, we believe you should know just how much money you could be saving.

Just call Sierra Pacific at the number on this site and tell us how we can serve your heating and air needs. We’ve served well over 20,000 customers in the Sacramento Valley, including residents of Folsom. We’re happy to show you what makes us one of the most trustworthy names providing clean, dependable and efficient energy solutions.

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Sierra Pacific believes that a job is never completed until the customer is satisfied with the quality of the work. If anything doesn’t meet your expectations, even after the check has been written, don’t hesitate to call us back.

While this rarely happens, we’ve made it part of our commitment to providing you with the most excellent service possible. Just call us at the number on this site to schedule your in home evaluation.

We look forward to serving you.