Looking to cut costs on your monthly energy bill? Or maybe you are just interested in doing your part to reduce your environmental impact. Whatever your reasoning for wanting to be more energy-conscious, you’ve come to the right place. Our HVAC services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield are some of the most green-minded folks you’ll find anywhere. Read on to learn more about what you can do to have a more energy-efficient home.
Or, if you’d rather out professional HVAC services take a look, we’ll happily provide you with a whole-home performance energy audit! Contact us at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield to learn more.
Turning Off the AC
Completely turning off your AC in the dead heat of summer may sound totally outrageous — because it is. When we say turn off the AC, we don’t mean when it’s 90+ degrees outside. Our HVAC services in Bakersfield are thinking more along the lines of when the temperature is in the 70s or 80s. AC units use a significant amount of electricity. So if you are able to keep cool using fans, opening windows, and other means, you’ll save a good chunk on your energy bills.
Replacing Outdated AC Units
We all know that technology moves at break-neck speed. What you may not know is that AC technology is no exception. Over the last decade or so, air conditioning technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Modern units are quieter, affordable, and most importantly, much more energy efficient. If you have an older AC unit, consider having HVAC services replace your unit with a newer, more efficient model.
Replacing Outdated Water Heaters
Similar to outdated AC units, older water heaters can act as energy-hungry beasts — especially when compared to new ones. Installing a new water heater yourself or leaning on HVAC services to install a new water heater can make a big difference in your monthly bills and energy consumption. It may just be the excuse you were looking for to upgrade to a nice new tankless water heater!
Program Your Thermostat
Many people set the thermostat to their desired temperature and walk away never to touch it again. While there isn’t anything wrong with this inherently, taking a little time to program your thermostat could make a big difference in your energy use. Programming your HVAC system to use less energy when no one is home, having it turn down when you’re sleeping, and programming other custom functions could save you a considerable amount.
Upgrading Furnaces and Furnace Fans
Your home’s furnace is responsible for moving the treated air throughout your home. Having a new furnace or at least a newer furnace fan can help spread conditioned air throughout your home much more efficiently. If it’s been a while since your furnace has been installed, consider upgrading it or upgrading the fan.
Whole-Home Performance HVAC Services at Gundlach’s
Last but not least, whole-home performance services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield is the most impactful way to improve your home’s overall energy efficiency! Learn more about how our HVAC services can help you on our whole-home performance page now.