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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, pricey 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 probably saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave for work, putting in new furnace and air filters, and programming your thermostat are a small sample of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all realize that the winter and summer months in Booneville can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure 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 catch up by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically impact the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common 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

-        Ensure 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 typically much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is considerable, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to view your 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 view all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville, 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 purchasing a new system, give us a shout at 662-269-8716 and we can help.

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