Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a way to save more money. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. There are several simple 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 make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Ridgedale and the Branson area mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s working efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are full of debris, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.

When it comes to the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when it comes time to make repairs to an older system. The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, weigh the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in any energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your utility bills.

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

  • Make sure your home is insulated properly.
  • 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 Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area can help you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 417-319-1779. We’re ready to help!

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