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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re possibly saving money all the time. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, 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 Kennesaw and surrounding areas 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 compensate by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter the life of your system and give 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 consider 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 view your newer options 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 stressful, and with the team at Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on getting a new system, give us a call at 404-987-5502 and we can assist you.

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