Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is working, but it gives you a means to save more money. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a massive, high-priced project. There are several simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you don’t need them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Wharton 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 work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters ensure more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When it comes to the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are significantly 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 close to that age, consider 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.
- 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 simple, especially when our team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton is happy to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 979-323-6130. We’re ready to help!