Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, 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 easy ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.

The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in the Upper Rio Grande Valley 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 dirty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could cause you to have to replace it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.

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

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

  • Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
  • Look 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley is here to help. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 956-630-3522. We’re always here to help!

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