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

Cooling
Heating

Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an indication about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a means to save more money. Making your home more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a huge, costly project. There are several uncomplicated ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when they’re not in use.

The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The harsher winter and summer months in Oxford mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are dirty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it earlier than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.

When evaluating the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when it comes time to make repairs to an older system. The normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, weigh the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in potential energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your heating and cooling bills.

Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated well.
  • Look for air leaks around your doors and windows and seal them and/or add weatherstripping.
  • Keep your kitchen and laundry appliances clean, especially where they have ventilation.

Making your home more energy efficient can be simple, especially when our team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford can help you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 662-281-1231. We’re ready to help!

Back To Blog