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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a big, costly task, 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 possibly 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 few of the easiest, most impactful ways to make your home more efficient. We all understand that the winter and summer months in Orange County can bring about an heightened 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 decrease the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to catch up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will fail sooner, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably impact the life of your system and give you more consistent comfort as well.

So what other common 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 typically 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 choices 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 near that age, be sure to check out all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Mighty Ducts in Orange County, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or guidance on purchasing a new system, give us a call at 714-464-3376 and we can assist you.

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