Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a means to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, costly project. There are multiple uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Arlington mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dirty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this extra 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 significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is close to that age, consider the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in any energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your monthly bills.
Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
- Be on the lookout 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington is happy to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 360-255-5857. We’re always here to help!