Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, costly project. There are several uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you don’t need them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make all the difference when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Phoenix mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s working 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 necessary, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this extra 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 it comes to the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to bear in mind its age. In general, newer systems are notably 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 nearing that time, 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 even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- Check 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix is happy to help. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 602-971-0567. We’re always here to help!