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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a big, expensive 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 all the time. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, 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 know that the winter and summer months in Osceola County can bring about an heightened dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re working at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can decrease 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 fail faster, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically change the life of your system and provide you with 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

-        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 commonly much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is significant, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to check out newer choices 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 Osceola Air, LLC in Osceola County, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a ring at 407-908-8651 and we can help.

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