According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for over half (56 percent) of energy use in a typical U.S. home. Using smart thermostats can help to regulate daily energy use, but homeowners who want to make sure their Houston air conditioner is working at peak efficiency should consider whether their home is thoroughly sealed.
Air Conditioner Efficiency
Your residential air conditioner can’t work at peak efficiency if your house is leaking air out of cracks and gaps in its structure. When air is escaping, the air conditioner must work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. As a result, your energy consumption will increase and the amount your will have to pay in bills will be higher as well.
Check for Air Leaks In Your Home
If you want to find out whether air leaks are contributing to your high energy bills, you can get assistance from a certified Home Energy Rater. They are professionals who can conduct a series of tests to determine your home’s energy efficiency rating. The process works in the a similar fashion to the way appliances are rated.
Once you have this rating, you can make home improvement decisions will boost your home’s energy efficiency. To find a certified Home Energy Rater near you, visit the Residential Energy Services Network.
If your home is secure and you have an older model Houston air conditioner in your home, the unit may be the reason your bills are increasing. Upgrading to a high-efficiency model will help you save on the cooling costs. Contact Air Depot at 281-477-3700 today to discuss your air conditioning needs.