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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re probably saving money all the time. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, changing out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a couple of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all know that the winter and summer months in Hickory can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re operating 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 typically. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically change the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common 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

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

Something else to consider when improving 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 a pain, and with the team at Climate Control Systems in Hickory, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a shout at 828-283-0369 and we can put you on the right path.

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