Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, high-priced project. There are multiple 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 all the difference when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Northglenn 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 dusty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it sooner than 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 considerably 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 getting up there, 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 heating and cooling 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn is here 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 303-452-4146. We’re always here to help!