VANCOUVER, BC, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – BCRC Heating reveals 5 ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Save money and save energy by following this simple advice.
1: Invest In HVAC Services & Maintenance
One of the most important things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient is to have your HVAC system checked on a regular basis by a professional HVAC service provider. This will ensure that your system is running efficiently and that there are no issues that could be causing it to use more energy than necessary.
It’s also important to make sure your HVAC system is properly prepared for winter each year. A well-maintained HVAC system will help keep your home warm during the colder months of the year, and cool in the summer, which will save you money on energy costs. Failing to carry out small repairs on your heating and cooling system can cost you more in the long run, so it’s always best to repair now than replace later.
2: For An Energy Efficient Home Insulation Is Key
Installing energy-efficient products is a cost-effective and fairly easy way to instantly make your home more energy-efficient. There are many different types of energy-efficient products available on the market, from energy-saving LED bulbs to insulation film and vapour control membranes to prevent energy loss around windows and doors. With simple changes like this, Canadians saved $14.6 billion in energy costs in 2017. That’s around $84 per household per month in savings! ¹
3: Clean Filters & Ducts To Extend Lifespan
One of the best ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently is to make sure you keep the filters clean. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should, which can lead to increased energy use and higher energy bills. With more people than ever before working from home, keeping your property warm and comfortable to work in is important. In fact, according to recent data, around 5 million Canadian employees were working remotely in March 2021, which accounts for 20 per cent of Canadian professionals. ²
With so many people working from home, you must consider how this will impact your energy bills. The longer you stay at home throughout the week, the more you will likely spend keeping it cozy or cool, depending on the time of year. So, it is in your best interest to focus your attention on the maintenance of HVAC systems or watch your energy bills quickly increase.
Your home’s air ducts also play an important part in keeping your home energy-efficient. And so …….