Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency can seem like a large, costly undertaking, 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 month. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, changing out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a few of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Crestview can bring about an increased 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 lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to play catch-up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear out sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically alter the life of your system and provide you with 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

-        Make sure both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust

Something else to consider when increasing your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are usually much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is considerable, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at 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 near that age, be sure to look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on getting a new system, give us a ring at 850-682-5509 and we can put you on the right path.

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