Sustainability and Efficiency
The new year is all about new beginnings. Whether you make a commitment to reading more, exercising, or simply to have a more positive mindset, we hope you’re heading into this year feeling great.
Your friends at DG Heating & Air Conditioning are here to push you to bring your resolutions into your home this year by choosing to live a little more sustainably and a little more green.
Your appliances utilize a lot of energy in order to keep your home comfortable. With high energy usage comes high emissions and high costs. By incorporating a few of the following habits and systems into your life, you’ll be able to cut costs at home this year while doing your part for the planet.
Tips to Save Energy
Put your commitment into action with some of our favorite energy saving tips:
- Turn down the thermostat. Even a few degrees can help you save here and there.
- Seal up the home. Drafty windows and doors allow air to move in and out of the home.
- Keep up with maintenance. A well-running HVAC system works more efficiently!
- Change your air filters. Your air filters have a large effect on the efficiency of your HVAC system. Clean or replace them every 2-3 months.
Newer models of water heaters and HVAC systems are more technologically advanced and will run on less energy than your current outdated systems. While these new models may cost you upfront, they will help save money and energy in the long run.
Take your green year even further by installing solar panels on your home. These will help lower your utility bills, help the environment, and increase your property value. Your solar panels may even be eligible for tax incentives and rebates.
If you’re interested in learning more about DG Heating & Air Conditioning’s solar options, or if you’d like to schedule repairs for your HVAC system, give us a call at (408) 669-3496 to get started!