Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014

Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a means to save more money. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a huge, expensive project. There are many uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, 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 harsher winter and summer months in Ronkonkoma mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are full of debris, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, 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 before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you 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 notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, think through the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in any 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 well.
  • 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 Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma 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 631-246-4029. We’re always here to help!