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

Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is running, but means that you’re potentially saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, swapping 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 realize that the winter and summer months in San Dimas can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re running 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 normally. Over time, those systems will fail sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically change 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

-        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 commonly 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 look at 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 a pain, and with the team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas, 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 guidance on buying a new system, give us a call at 626-478-2922 and we can put you on the right path.