Energy efficiency can seem like a large, pricey project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re potentially saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, swapping out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a small sample of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all know that the winter and summer months in Litchfield Park can bring about an heightened dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not ensure they’re operating at their most efficient levels?
Dirty air filters alone can lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear down earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably change the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other common tasks can you complete to improve your energy efficiency?
- Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows
- Add extra insulation to your attic
- Ensure both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust
Something else to think about when increasing your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are commonly much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is significant, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to view your newer choices as well. The rule of thumb for the lifetime of heating and cooling systems is between 12 and 15 years, so if your system is around that age, be sure to look at all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a call at 623-208-6444 and we can put you on the right path.