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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey task, 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 possibly saving money every month. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, 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 understand that the winter and summer months in Naples can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re working 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 catch up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear out faster, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically impact the life of your system and offer you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other simple 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 ponder when increasing 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 check out 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 near that age, be sure to look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a call at 239-596-2645 and we can put you on the right path.

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