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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a big, expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re potentially saving money all the time. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, swapping out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a few of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Waxahachie can bring about an increased 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. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically alter the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other basic 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

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

Something else to ponder 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 considerable, 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 check out all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at C&C Refrigeration Inc. in Waxahachie, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a call at 972-938-0033 and we can assist you.

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