Energy efficiency can seem like a big, expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re potentially saving money every year. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, changing out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a small sample of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Macon can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re working at their most efficient levels?
Dirty air filters alone can lower the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to catch up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear down earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically alter the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other basic 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
- Make sure both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust
Something else to think about when improving your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are commonly 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 view your newer choices 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 near that age, be sure to view all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Air Temperature Control in Macon, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a shout at 478-202-3170 and we can assist you.