Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication 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 giant, expensive project. There are multiple uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Franklin 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 necessary, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this extra 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 give you 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 you need 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, 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.
Here are even more 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 no problem, especially when our team at Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin is happy to help. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 317-406-5783. We’re always here to help!