Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2014

Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re probably saving money every month. 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 small sample of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all know that the winter and summer months in Paxinos can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re working at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lower the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to compensate by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will fail sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter 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

-        Confirm both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust

Something else to think about when boosting 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 considerable, 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 a pain, and with the team at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Paxinos, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on getting a new system, give us a ring at 570-648-0748 and we can help.