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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive project, 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 month. Standard practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, 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 understand that the winter and summer months in Tomball can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make certain that they’re running at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lower 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 wear down sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically alter 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 ponder when improving 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 significant, 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 around that age, be sure to look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball, you can feel good that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on purchasing a new system, give us a call at 713-688-8784 and we can assist you.

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