Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re potentially saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, putting in new furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a couple of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all realize that the winter and summer months in Troy can bring about an heightened dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re working at their most efficient levels?
Dirty air filters alone can decrease the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear down faster, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically impact the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other basic tasks can you complete to increase your energy efficiency?
- Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows
- Add extra insulation to your attic
- Confirm both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust
Something else to ponder when improving your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are typically 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 check out newer options 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 view all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on buying a new system, give us a ring at 937-558-9478 and we can help.