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 a means to save more money. Improving 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 they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Kingsville mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dusty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When evaluating 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 find it’s time 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, think through 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 monthly bills.
Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated properly.
- Look 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 Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville is happy to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 361-214-1203. We’re ready to help!