Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. There are multiple simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Eastland mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dusty, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When you’re thinking about the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are considerably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, think through the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in possible energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your utility bills.
Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
- Check for air leaks around your doors and windows and seal them and/or add weatherstripping.
- Keep your kitchen and laundry appliances clean, especially where they have ventilation.
Making your home more energy efficient can be simple, especially when our team at J & J Air Conditioning in Eastland can help you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 254-355-3833. We’re always here to help!