Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014

Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a means to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, high-priced project. There are many easy 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 unforgiving winter and summer months in Muskogee 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 necessary, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this additional work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it before 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 take into account its age. In general, newer systems are significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you find it’s time to make repairs to an older system. The average 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 possible energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your heating and cooling bills.

Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated well.
  • Be on the lookout 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee can help you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 918-682-8238. We’re ready to help!