With many weird weather changes happening now and on the horizon, it's important to have a firm control over how your heating, cooling, and general electrical layout. In many situations, your air conditioning system could be working too hard and possibly overburdening an already shoddy set of wiring. To keep your power bill as low as possible while maintaining comfort, here are a few ways that an electrician and air conditioning professional can fine-tune your home:
Start With An Inspection
Hire an electrician and an HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) professional for a home inspection to start everything off. Even if you know about some of the problems in your home, a full survey can get a better picture of how to attend to the issues either one at a time or as a full overhaul.
An electrician will be inspecting outlets, fixtures, and wiring behind the walls. Wiring inspection is much more efficient than in past years, as any inspection that requires breaking down or breaching the walls with large holes. Smaller holes can be bored through the walls, and cameras can be used to inspect specific areas.
HVAC professionals can inspect the ductwork and air conditioning system at large, and cleaning may be necessary after the inspection. If there have been any weather pattern changes that require relocating the air conditioning sensor, that can be suggested and planned before actually paying.
Finally, smart home technology can be planned with a full home inspection out of the way. It's easier to figure out which products should be used--or more accurately, which products can't be used--with a deeper understanding of home layout.
Smart Home Automation Options
After the inspection and any relevant repairs, consider adding smart home management options to your lighting, appliances, thermostat, and general electrical outlets. This will allow you to control your energy consumption both while at home and when you're out.
Fine-tuning and remote control are the two major options when it comes to home automation. You can adjust the thermostat to turn on and off within wider thresholds of temperatures instead of listening to the system shut on and off for one degree of difference. Dimming lights for different levels of sunlight and room temperature is also an option, especially when using bulbs that generate a lot of heat.
Contact a home energy management company like Craftsman Electric Inc for electrical and HVAC assistance with making your home more efficient.