Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a way to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, high-priced project. There are several easy ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Norco and St. Charles Parish mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dirty, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could cause you to have to replace it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean 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 it comes time to make repairs to an older system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, consider 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 utility bills.
Here are some other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- Check 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish is here to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at (985) 764-2426. We’re eager to help!