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3 Tips for Saving Energy This Spring and Summer

May 23, 2018

When the warmth of spring and summer arrives, many homeowners experience an increase in home maintenance costs. From spring renovations to turning on your air conditioning unit, homes in the Olympia, WA area are prone to use more energy during the warmer months of the year.

Luckily, there are some easy ways that homeowners can lower their energy usage and increase their savings on energy bills. Follow these simple tips and keep your home comfortable and cost-effective:

1.   Consider Investing in a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Saving energy starts with investing in energy-efficient home equipment, such as your heating and air conditioning systems. During the spring and summer, many homeowners start up their air conditioner and are shocked when their first energy bill of the season comes.

However, homeowners who invest in a ductless air conditioning system can cool their home much more efficiently, as they can select what rooms are cooled, and which are not. Additionally, the lack of ducts that a ductless cooling system offers means that the air can be sent to a room without having to travel through dusty, clogged, or faulty ducts.

2.   Manage Hot and Cold Spots

Centralized cooling systems can be efficient in theory, but as the thermostat is located only within one room, there is no easy way to tell just how warm or cool other rooms in your home are. This can be a particularly challenging problem during the months that you want to cool your home because although your thermostat reports that your home is at the ideal temperature, some rooms can stay quite warm.

When you install a ductless cooling system, you can manage individual room temperatures according to your unique needs. For example, if you have an office in your home that you like to keep cool, you can set the temperature lower for your convenience. These systems also help you save energy, as you can turn off the cool airflow to rooms that do not need to be cooled at specific times of the day.

3. Meet With a Professional

One of the easiest ways to save energy this spring and summer is to schedule maintenance on your system with a professional. Wear and tear is common in all types of systems, including ductless cooling systems. However, with regular maintenance service, you can avoid costly repairs and keep your system running efficiently.

A professional has the expertise and knowledge to find small mechanical issues in your ductless cooling system before they become full-blown emergencies, saving you money on both your energy bills and on future repairs.

Homeowners in the Pacific Northwest who want to maintain or install a ductless cooling system can call Alpine Ductless to help them save money and energy this spring and summer.

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