Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is working, 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 massive, costly project. There are multiple 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 a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Brandon 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 more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could cause you to have to replace it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you 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 considerably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need 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, weigh 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 properly.
  • 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 easy, especially when our team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. in Brandon is happy 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 204-728-0180. We’re always here to help!

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