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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a huge, expensive 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 probably saving money every month. Standard 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 Perry can bring about an heightened dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not ensure they’re working at their most efficient levels?

Dirty air filters alone can lessen the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to catch up by running harder than it would normally. Over time, those systems will fail earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Replacing 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 basic 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

-        Confirm both your laundry and kitchen appliances are clean and free of lint and dust

Something else to think about 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 substantial, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to check out newer options 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 view all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Gillman Heating and Air in Perry, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more simple tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on getting a new system, give us a ring at 478-202-3076 and we can help.

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