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. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. There are several simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make all the difference when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Pflugerville 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 dusty, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters ensure more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When it comes to the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to consider its age. In general, newer systems are significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you find it’s 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, consider the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in possible energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your monthly bills.
Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
- 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 easy, especially when our team at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 512-355-1482. We’re eager to help!