Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, costly task, 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. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, changing out 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 Long Island can bring about an heightened 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 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 sooner than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter the life of your system and offer you 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 think about when boosting your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are usually 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 look at 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 around that age, be sure to check out all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at Airmax Long Island Inc in Long Island, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on getting a new system, give us a ring at 631-737-5566 and we can assist you.