Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you an opportunity to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, expensive project. There are many easy ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Jefferson City mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s working efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dirty, 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 hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could cause you to have to replace it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When you’re thinking about the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to bear in mind its age. In general, newer systems are notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you find it’s time to make repairs to an older system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, consider the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in potential energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your utility bills.
Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- 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 no problem, especially when our team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City can help you. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 573-635-3547. We’re eager to help!