Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency can seem like a big, costly undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re probably saving money every year. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, putting in new furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a small sample of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all realize that the winter and summer months in Royse City can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re running at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to play catch-up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear down earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically change the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other basic tasks can you complete to boost your energy efficiency?

-        Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows

-        Add extra insulation to your attic

-        Confirm both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust

Something else to consider when increasing your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are typically much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is substantial, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to view your newer choices as well. The rule of thumb for the lifetime of heating and cooling systems is between 12 and 15 years, so if your system is close to that age, be sure to view all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at B&W Services in Royse City, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on buying a new system, give us a ring at 972-695-2264 and we can help.

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