Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re possibly saving money every month. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, swapping out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a small sample 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 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 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 earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically alter the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other basic tasks can you complete to boost your energy efficiency?
- Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows
- Add extra insulation to your attic
- Ensure both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust
Something else to think about when boosting 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 choices 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 check out all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, 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 simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a call at 850-250-0335 and we can put you on the right path.