For you, your money, and the earth
You may wonder how you can contribute to lessen your environmental impact on the earth. The best place to start is your living space in Riverside, CA. Though you can’t see its impact directly, using energy for your home is polluting the air, water, and land.
Here are some tips you can try out to lower your energy usage and contribute to a greener earth.
If your air conditioner is on the fritz or more than ten years old, it could probably use an upgrade. Consider shopping around for an AC replacement at your local wholesale air conditioner or home improvement stores. The staff should be able to point you in the right direction for the top energy efficient air conditioners.
Get the right size
Having an air conditioner that is the improper size will waste energy. Either knowing the dimensions and dynamics of your home, or hiring a professional, you will be able to determine the right fit. An air conditioner that is too small will struggle to keep your house cool, and end up costing you more money by way of increased energy usage. An air conditioner that is too large will be overkill for energy usage. It will quickly cool down your home and then some. If this is starting to sound like Goldilocks, it’s because you’re trying to find an air conditioner size that is just right for your cooling needs.
Whether you check up on your air conditioner yourself, or hire someone to perform the recommended maintenance, you’ll be doing the environment a favor. When you have an unmaintained air conditioner, it will be consistently wasting energy from impeded airflow and malfunctioning components. Not only will having a smooth-running air conditioner keep your house cooler, it will save you money by using less energy.
Consider interior heat sources
Using the oven, stove, dishwasher, and dryer in the middle of the day is not recommended. The reason for this, is that you’re heating up the inside of your house—not to mention at the hottest point of the day. Your thermostat will pick up on this temperature increase and account for the warmer temperature by running the air conditioner more frequently. If possible, limit your major appliance usage to certain times of day when your air conditioner isn’t working hard keep your house cool from the weather.