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. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. There are many uncomplicated 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 be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Magnolia mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dusty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace it before 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 consider its age. In general, newer systems are significantly 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, think through 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 adequately.
- 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 simple, especially when our team at JTech Mechanical in Magnolia is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 281-231-8768. We’re eager to help!