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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea 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, high-priced project. There are many easy 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 harsher winter and summer months in Denton mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are full of debris, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters ensure 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 you find it’s 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 close to that age, weigh 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 some other steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated properly.
  • 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 no problem, especially when our team at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton can help you. Regardless if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 940-202-1202. We’re eager to help!

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