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

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Energy efficiency can seem like a large, pricey task, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only relates to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re probably saving money every month. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave a room, 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 know that the winter and summer months in Shreveport can bring about an increased dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not ensure 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 earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement sooner than you’d like. Replacing or cleaning your air filters monthly may dramatically alter the life of your system and provide you with 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

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

Something else to ponder when improving your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are commonly 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 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 close to that age, be sure to check out all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a pain, and with the team at Moon's Air in Shreveport, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or counsel on buying a new system, give us a shout at 318-671-5355 and we can put you on the right path.

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