Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re probably saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, putting in new 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 realize that the winter and summer months in Lake Worth can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure 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 typically. Over time, those systems will wear out sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other basic 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
- Confirm 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 substantial, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at 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 look at all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on purchasing a new system, give us a call at 561-533-6066 and we can help.