Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is working, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, costly project. There are many simple 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 harsher winter and summer months in Longview mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, 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 work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you 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 take into account its age. In general, newer systems are notably 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 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 some other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated properly.
- 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating in Longview is here to help. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 903-284-2612. We’re eager to help!