Here in Eastman, Georgia, we get to experience a variety of weather. Our summers are hot and sunny, and our winters are brisk and refreshing. These extremes mean homeowners frequently use their heaters and air conditioners, which can impact home energy costs and the environment. If you’re concerned about your home’s energy efficiency, there are several ways you can monitor it.
Many power companies now offer their customers the option of installing a smart meter on their homes. Smart meters operate digitally. They allow your power company to monitor your energy usage by wireless signals instead of sending a meter reader to your home. Since smart meters are easier to access, power companies can perform more frequent readings. Many customers can even access daily usage reports through their power company’s website. If a smart meter sounds like the solution for you, contact your power company to see if it’s available.
A home monitoring system can track your energy usage while giving you more control than a smart meter, which your power company operates. While a smart meter reports total energy usage for your home, a home monitoring system can give you a more detailed report. You can see how much energy you’re using in specific rooms of your house or even by particular appliances. Many systems suggest changes you can make to reduce energy use.
Since your HVAC system is one of the most-used features of your home, it makes sense to invest in a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are capable of adapting to your ideal temperature settings while operating efficiently. You can also use a smart thermostat to control humidity levels and indoor air quality in addition to tracking energy usage.
Pruett Air Conditioning offers several energy-efficient home solutions. Call us today at 478-298-4115 to get an estimate on a smart thermostat or an efficiency-improving maintenance plan.
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