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. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, high-priced project. There are many easy ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, 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 harsher winter and summer months in Carson City 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 dirty, it’s more difficult 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 hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When you’re thinking about the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to bear in mind 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 normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, think through the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in possible 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 adequately.
- 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 Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City is happy to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 775-230-7628. We’re eager to help!