Most homeowners are looking for energy savings for their air conditioning systems, especially during the summer. We run our AC systems a lot here in Nevada and making sure that your system is working as efficiently as possible is a big priority. Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has over 20 years of experience providing quality services to our customers and helping them with their air conditioning energy savings. We wanted to put together some of the ways that you can potentially reduce your energy costs this summer.
One of the most important things that you can do to increase the energy savings of your home is to make sure that your attic has enough insulation and that it is in good condition. As your attic heats up, a lot of that heat can leech into your home. This means that your air conditioning system has to work harder to cool your home. By reducing the amount of work that your air conditioning system does you could increase energy savings.
While insulation is a huge part of your home’s efficiency, it can only protect you against certain types of heat movement. Radiant barriers allow homeowners to add another layer of protection to their home. The heat that strikes your home from the sun is heat radiation. Traditional insulation normally protects your home from heat convection and heat conduction. Radiant barriers can greatly reduce the amount of heat that gets into your home through the walls and attic.
A great way to lower the temperature of your attic is to give the heat someplace to go. Proper attic ventilation can allow much of that heat to escape outside. By getting proper ventilation systems for your attic you can potentially increase the energy savings of your air conditioning system because it will not need to work as hard to keep the house cool.
In some cases, duct leaks or cracks can allow up to 30% of the cooled air to escape outside. This is obviously very wasteful and can greatly reduce the energy savings of your air conditioning system. By sealing up your ductwork you can keep more of the cooled air inside your home where it belongs.
If you’re interested in increasing energy savings in your Las Vegas home call the air conditioning experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We can visit your home and develop a good plan of action to reduce your energy usage and increase your efficiency.
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