Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a means to save more money. Taking steps to increase 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 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 a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Fort Lauderdale 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 full of debris, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, 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 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 notably 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 close to that age, consider 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 utility bills.
Here are some other 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 simple, especially when our team at Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale is happy to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 954-320-7398. We’re always here to help!