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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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 way to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a huge, high-priced project. There are multiple simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when necessary, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you don’t need them.

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

If your air filters are dirty, it’s more difficult for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters ensure more comfortable, clean air in your home.

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

Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:

  • Make sure your home is insulated properly.
  • 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 no problem, especially when our team at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport is here to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 570-244-2510. We’re always here to help!

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