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

Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a way to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, costly project. There are multiple uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.

The efficiency of your HVAC system can make all the difference when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Vancouver mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are dusty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and your energy efficiency plummets. 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 ensure more comfortable, clean air in your home.

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

Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated adequately.
  • Be on the lookout 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 easy, especially when our team at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 360-571-5100 or make an appointment online. We’re always here to help!