Energy efficiency can seem like a big, costly undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re probably saving money all the time. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, changing out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a couple of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all realize that the winter and summer months in Haines City can bring about an greater 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 decrease the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would normally. 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 dramatically 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 typically 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 check out 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 around that age, be sure to look at all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on getting a new system, give us a call at 863-216-2923 and we can help.