Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, 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 giant, high-priced project. There are many 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 harsher winter and summer months in Southern California mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dirty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this additional 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 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 notably more efficient. Be sure to take that into consideration when you find it’s 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, weigh 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 monthly 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 no problem, especially when our team at Econo Air in Southern California can help you. 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 714-710-1070 or schedule an appointment online. We’re always here to help!