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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 working, but it gives you a way to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, high-priced project. There are several simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when they’re dirty, 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 more severe winter and summer months in Tuscaloosa 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 full of debris, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than necessary, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard 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 give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.

When it comes to the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to bear in mind its age. In general, newer systems are notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, 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 utility bills.

Try these 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 easy, especially when our team at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa is here to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 205-758-2703 or arrange an appointment online. We’re eager to help!