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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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 means to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, expensive project. There are several simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, 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 Westminster 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 dirty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard 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 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 considerably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when it comes 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 getting up there, 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 utility bills.

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

  • Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
  • 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 True Heating & Cooling in Westminster is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 720-316-1898. We’re eager to help!

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