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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

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

The efficiency of your HVAC system can make all the difference when it comes to saving money on energy. The more severe winter and summer months in Mankato area mean your HVAC system will be working harder, so now is the time to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.

If your air filters are dirty, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and your energy efficiency plummets. Not only that, but this additional 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 mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.

When you’re thinking about 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 you find it’s time to make repairs to an older system. The typical lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is nearing that time, consider 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 some other 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 easy, especially when our team at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re looking to replace it, call us at 507-387-6596. We’re ready to help!

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