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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, high-priced project. There are several uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.

The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Englewood mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s running 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 you lose energy efficiency. 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 earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters ensure 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 significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you find it’s time to make repairs to an older system. The normal 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 heating and cooling bills.

Here are some other steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
  • 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 Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood is happy to help. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 941-306-4161. We’re eager to help!

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