Does Your Home Measure Up? Save Big on Energy Bills with the General

Posted on July 17, 2014

call-the-general-desert-energyCongratulations! You’ve decided to take a good, hard look at your home and at ways you can save money on your energy bills. Our Coachella Valley demands that residents take some extra measures to not only effectively make their homes comfortable, but also to save some money in the process.

The first step in saving energy is to determine where your home is wasting it; signs that may indicate wasted energy include rooms that are too hot or too cold, a noisy furnace or A/C, drafts, old furnaces and air conditioners, condensation on your windows, mold or mildew and many others. With our 26-point Whole Home Energy Audit, the General’s troops can help find these problem areas and provide the best solutions for your individual needs. So once you discover these issues, what can you personally do about them?

Exhaust Fans

When you use the exhaust fan over your range in the kitchen or in your bathroom, not only does it remove odors and smoke from the air, but it will also remove already air conditioned air. For optimum comfort, be sure that you always turn your exhaust fan off as soon as it’s done its job to keep as much cool air in the house and also to conserve energy.

Lights and Appliances

Not only do lights and appliances add to your energy bill when they are used, but did you know they also add heat to your home? You can reduce the amount of heat that is added that your air conditioner will have to remove by limiting excess usage of these lights and appliances. You can even take it a step further by using the sun to dry your clothes outside and switching to energy efficient bulbs that require less energy and also produce less heat.

Call the General, The Best Little Air Conditioning Company in the Desert, or simply fill out our online formfor a convenient appointment. We provide complete and quality services to Palm Desert and all surrounding areas!