Energy efficiency can seem like a large, pricey project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re possibly saving money every month. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, putting in new 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 Payson can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that 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 compensate by running harder than it would normally. Over time, those systems will fail sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically impact the life of your system and offer you more consistent comfort as well.
So what other simple tasks can you complete to improve your energy efficiency?
- Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows
- Add extra insulation to your attic
- Make sure 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 commonly 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 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 close to that age, be sure to view all your options.
Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on purchasing a new system, give us a ring at 928-263-8570 and we can put you on the right path.