Posts Tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

Have Your Ducts Sealed Before Summer Strikes

Monday, April 27th, 2020

ductHave you noticed that your air conditioning system isn’t as efficient as it used to be? Is this especially frustrating because you know that you’ve been diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance? That is a frustrating scenario, but don’t go replacing your entire air conditioner in Asheville, NC,  just yet. The AC itself may be working just fine. It may not be getting the support that it needs from your ductwork, though. We can help with our duct sealing services.

Now, we know what at least some of you are thinking. Duct sealing—of course! Why didn’t I think of that? Not so fast! Don’t even think about reaching for a roll of duct tape and trying to do this job on your own. Duct sealing is a job for professionals and not a job at all for duct tape! In fact, that stuff should never actually be applied to ducts, despite its many other uses.  (more…)

Are Your Ducts Dragging Down Efficiency?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

sealing-ductworkWe run our air conditioners very regularly in this area—so much so that we hardly even think about it most of the time. When something becomes so automatic, though, it becomes easy to overlook problems that develop over time, especially when those problems develop in an incremental fashion. This is precisely the case for many homeowners as their air conditioning efficiency begins to slip. With how much we rely on our air conditioners,  you really need to keep efficiency high.

While there are a lot of different reasons why your home cooling efficiency may suffer, a very likely and very common cause is leaky ductwork. If you use a forced-air AC system, then you depend on air ducts to deliver cooled air throughout your home. And, if those ducts are leaking, then you can bet that you’ll see this reflected in your energy costs.  That is why you’ll want a professional HVAC contractor in Asheville, NC to seal up your air ducts! (more…)

Tips for Better Cooling Efficiency

Monday, May 27th, 2019

air-conditionerConsidering how hot the summer months are around here, it makes sense to give some extra attention to matters of energy efficiency when it comes to cooling your home. The good news is that you really don’t need to replace your entire air conditioner with a brand new, high-efficiency system to cool your home more affordably. If the time is right for an AC replacement, of course, then investing in efficiency is definitely the way to go.

If you’re going to be using your existing system for the foreseeable future, though, this is the post for you.  While you cannot magically give your AC a higher efficiency rating or capability than it has, you can help it to function as efficiently as it can while cutting back on cooling costs—and without cutting back on comfort. So read on, and be sure to let us know if you’re not 100% satisfied with your air conditioning in Hendersonville, NC. (more…)

Hendersonville, NC Tip: Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Keeping your home comfortably heated and cooled is a great accomplishment, but doing so in an affordable, efficient way can be a real challenge. At Comfort Central, we believe that all of our customers deserve to be comfortable year round, no matter how high energy costs may rise. In order to help you achieve this efficiency goal in your Hendersonville, NC home we have gathered together a few tips for you to use to lower energy costs. Follow these guidelines throughout the heating and cooling seasons and you just may find that keeping your home comfortable is a lot more affordable than you thought.

One of the simplest ways in which you can keep your home comfortable more efficiently is to purchase some weather stripping and shrink wrap from your local hardware store. Obviously, eliminating the amount of energy that is lost through cracks and gaps in your home will help reduce energy costs. Shrink wrap your windows and weather strip your doors for a quick, affordable efficiency boost.

Another simple way to boost energy efficiency is simply to use items already in your home more efficiently. Many homeowners, for instance, do not realize that their ceiling fans actually have 2 settings, allowing their direction of rotation to be reversed. Most people use their ceiling fans to keep cool during the summer, but flipping the directional switch on the fan and keeping the blades spinning clockwise during the winter months can help you keep comfortable and reduce energy costs. By pushing heat that has risen up to the ceiling back down into the living area you can enjoy increased comfort and efficiency.

Making use of your programmable thermostat is another great way to boost efficiency. A lot of people simply do not take the time to really familiarize themselves with their thermostat. Create heating and cooling programs based on your workweek, daily activities and vacations to keep your home comfortable without heating or cooling to excess.

For more tips on how you can make your home more comfortable while also boosting efficiency, call Comfort Central. We are always happy to help homeowners in Hendersonville, NC reduce energy use and costs.