Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014

Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re possibly saving money every month. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, putting in new furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a few of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Norton can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re working at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would normally. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably impact the life of your system and offer you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common tasks can you complete to boost your energy efficiency?

-        Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows

-        Add extra insulation to your attic

-        Ensure both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust

Something else to consider when improving your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are typically much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is significant, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to check out newer selections as well. The rule of thumb for the lifetime of heating and cooling systems is between 12 and 15 years, so if your system is around that age, be sure to view all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at HCE Systems Inc in Norton, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a call at 276-302-0076 and we can help.