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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re possibly saving money all the time. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, 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 know that the winter and summer months in Branchville can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re operating 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 play catch-up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear out faster, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically impact the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common tasks can you complete to increase 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 ponder when increasing 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 look at newer options 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 check out all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on getting a new system, give us a ring at 862-345-6896 and we can put you on the right path.

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