Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is working, but it gives you a way to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, 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 you don’t need them.
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 Middle Georgia 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 work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. 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 earlier 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 consider 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 average lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, think through 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 heating and cooling bills.
Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia is happy to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 478-200-5689. We’re eager to help!