Energy efficiency can seem like a large, costly task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re possibly saving money every year. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, putting in new furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a couple of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Justin can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re running at their most efficient levels?
Dirty air filters alone can lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear down sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.
So what other simple tasks can you complete to increase your energy efficiency?
- Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows
- Add extra insulation to your attic
- Confirm both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust
Something else to ponder when boosting your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are commonly much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is considerable, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at newer choices as well. The rule of thumb for the lifetime of heating and cooling systems is between 12 and 15 years, so if your system is near that age, be sure to check out all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at Pepper AC & Htg Inc in Justin, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a call at 940-202-1184 and we can assist you.