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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 an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a way to save more money. Improving 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 they’re dirty, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you don’t need 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 Carlsbad mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, 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 difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and you lose energy efficiency. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace 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 significantly more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when it comes time to make repairs to an older system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, think through the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in any 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 properly.
  • 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad is happy to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment online. We’re ready to help!