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Here’s How to Save Energy in 2016

Every homeowner in Hanford, CA is probably looking to improve their homestead in some way now that the new year is upon us. Whether that means major renovations and repairs or just light maintenance, you may also want to consider the energy efficiency of your house. This is not only to save a bit of money during the summer and winter months, but also to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and other forms of energy. All in all, there’s work to be done, and here are a few energy-saving tips that may help you out.

  1. Invest in routine maintenance. There are plenty of misconceptions in the HVAC industry. One of the most popular is that once installed your AC or heating system will simply operate indefinitely. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Your system needs to be regularly cleaned, inspected and tuned-up about twice a year to ensure adequate performance and reliability. Most importantly, this can help you save a substantial amount of energy in the long run.
  2. This is the year to go solar. Don’t wait another year to begin investing in solar energy. There’s never been a better time to install a photovoltaic panel on your home or a solar water heater. Doing so will let you spend your hard-earned dollar on more important (and fun) things in 2016.
  3. Complete a Home Performance Evaluation. As an expert in energy efficiency, we can tell you exactly what parts of your home are leaking the most energy. With a duct test, an evaluation of your major appliances, and a thorough check of your ventilation system, we can address any issues and help you cut down on energy consumption where it counts.
  4. Install an ERV. An energy recovery ventilator makes for a great addition to your household’s HVAC system. It allows you to ventilate your home’s stagnant air in an energy-efficient way. Our pros can install and service yours.

For outstanding energy savings and comprehensive HVAC services in the Hanford area, get in touch with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.