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Ask Our Heating and Cooling Service in Fort Collins, CO: How Can You Save Energy This Spring?

Posted on: April 19, 2016

The world is going green—are you? You may have thumbed through a recent celebrity tabloid and read how all of today’s stars are getting on board with bettering the environment. But going green isn’t some PR stunt conducted by the Hollywood elite. It’s something every homeowner should consider, especially now that spring has sprung. You’ll probably bust out that AC soon and while getting cool air in your home during the warmer months is important, allow our heating and cooling service in Fort Collins, CO to show how to conserve energy.

At Lighten Up, we certainly want to provide you with comforting heating and cooling, but we also want to make sure you’re not having to pay too much money on energy bills. Springtime should be spent on trips to the park, not spending money on high energy costs. Our team of heating and cooling experts are joining forces to ensure there won’t be an area of your home that is struggling to be green.

Save Energy with These Tips!

Don’t allow energy bills to ruin your springtime fun. Take note of the following to keep energy costs down and spirits high:

  • Seal Air Leaks:  Air leaks in your heating and cooling ducts are commonly found in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. They can allow warm or cool air pass through your home and into the outdoors. This can both cost you money on energy bills and release harmful gases into the outdoor air. By sealing up ducts with tape, you can save up to 20% on energy bills.
  • Get an AC Tune-Up:Those outdoor temperatures will be reaching record-highs sooner than you think, so it’s important to consider an AC tune-up before the first heatwave of the year. Lighten Up will be available all spring to provide you with AC maintenance that will ensure your AC is working efficiently. It is recommended to seek AC maintenance from a professional service company at least once a year.
  • Check Your AC’s SEER Rating: A Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) determines the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Ideally, today’s HVAC systems should hover around a SEER rating of 13 to 18. This will guarantee higher quality HVAC performance that is both longer lasting and cost efficient. If you have an HVAC system with a SEER rating lower than 10, please consider replacement.
  • Consider Replacing HVAC Systems: And speaking of replacement, replacing you’re heating and cooling systems altogether may be a wise cost-cutting move. If your HVAC systems are older, they will work harder to produce warm or cool air, increasing your energy consumption. Have a professional from Lighten Up consult with you in determining what HVAC systems are right for you.

Contact Lighten Up today for heating and cooling service in Fort Collins, CO, especially if you’re looking to learn more on how to save energy!

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