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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a large, costly project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re potentially saving money every month. 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 know that the winter and summer months in Hendersonville can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not ensure they’re running at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lower the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to catch up by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically impact the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common tasks can you complete to increase 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 think about when boosting 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 considerable, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at newer selections 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 around that age, be sure to look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville, 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 getting a new system, give us a shout at 828-775-5176 and we can put you on the right path.