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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a large, pricey undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re probably saving money every year. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, changing out furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a couple of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all realize that the winter and summer months in Springfield can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re working 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 quicker than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically change the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.

So what other simple 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

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

Something else to consider when increasing 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 substantial, 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 look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on buying a new system, give us a call at 217-210-2662 and we can assist you.

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