Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, expensive 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 don’t need 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 Georgetown mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s working 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 it needs to, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this additional work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When evaluating the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to bear in mind 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 typical 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 utility bills.
Here are some other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- 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 Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 512-937-2001. We’re eager to help!