Tips to Keep Your Home Green this Summer

30th May 2016

Vent covers are an essential part of every home’s heating and cooling system. They serve a purpose, making your room aesthetically pleasing while also helping increase your home’s energy efficiency. This summer, let Vent Covers Unlimited help keep your home green. Here are a few tips to help keep your cooling system efficient this summer.

Clean the Ductwork

Over time, dust and dirt can build up in your ductwork, sending allergens out into your home as you run the air conditioning. Hire a professional duct cleaning company to make sure all the dust and contaminants are removed from the system. This will keep your air filter cleaner, longer and will improve your indoor air quality.

Upgrade Your Old Vent Covers

If efficiency is your goal, upgrade your old vent covers for new, properly fitting covers. This will keep the cool air from leaking out around the edges and allow it it be directed to the widest area of the room. Selecting vent covers with built-in dampers will let you to direct the airflow or shut it off entirely. This can be especially useful for unused rooms in your house. With a damper, you’ll only have to cool the areas of your home that you’re using, saving you money on your electric bill.

Replace Your Air Filter

Replace your air filters once a month during the summer. As the cooling system gets used, debris and dust often clog the filter, reducing the amount of air that can pass through at a given time. When the filter is too dirty, you’ll have to crank up the air conditioning to maintain a steady temperature. Routine replacement will keep your system efficient and help you save on your energy bill.