Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, expensive undertaking, 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 potentially saving money every month. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, swapping out 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 understand that the winter and summer months in Dayton can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not ensure they’re running 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 catch up by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will fail faster, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically alter the life of your system and provide you with 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 consider 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 check out 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 around that age, be sure to check out all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton, 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 guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a shout at 937-845-1111 and we can put you on the right path.