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 an opportunity to save more money. Improving 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 necessary, 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 more severe winter and summer months in Derby mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s working efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dirty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace it before 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 it comes 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, weigh 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 heating and cooling bills.
Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
- 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 easy, especially when our team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby can help you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 203-772-8319. We’re always here to help!