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 an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is working, but it gives you a means to save more money. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a huge, high-priced 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 they’re not in use.

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 Manassas Park mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are dusty, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.

When evaluating the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to consider its age. In general, newer systems are considerably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, consider 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 monthly bills.

Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated well.
  • 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park is happy to help. 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 703-278-2036. We’re always here to help!

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