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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a big, expensive project, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only equates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is working, but means that you’re probably saving money every month. Basic practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, swapping 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 know that the winter and summer months in Dallas can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re operating 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 compensate by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will fail sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically impact 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

-        Make sure 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 substantial, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at newer selections 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 look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on purchasing a new system, give us a shout at 469-213-8367 and we can put you on the right path.

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