If you own an older home — or even if your house is just a few years old — you might be noticing that your monthly bills for your home air conditioning systems and furnace might be higher than normal. However, don’t go spending hundreds of dollars on a furnace repair or air conditioning repair just yet! Chances are, you can make your home heating and cooling systems more energy-efficient on your own.
Want to start saving money every month on your utility bills while doing some good for the environment at the same time? Here are three unbelievably simple ways you can make your home’s heating and cooling systems more energy-efficient:
Regularly switch out your air filters
Do you remember the last time you replaced your air filters? If not, now might be a good time to do so. It’s recommended that you replace your home’s air filters at least once every 90 days to ensure proper air filtration, boost energy efficiency and prevent damage to your overall heating and cooling set-up. During times of the year where your heating and cooling are used heavily, such as summer and winter, you should be replacing your filters once a month.
Get a yearly tune-up of your home’s heating and cooling units
Just like you take your car to get an inspection each year, it’s a good idea to have a professional look at your home’s heating and cooling periodically and check to see if everything is working properly. This will help you detect problems faster and improve your heating and cooling’s energy-efficiency over the long run.
Consider investing in more energy-efficient heating and cooling appliances
If your house is older, you might be heating and cooling your house with outdated, energy-consuming furnaces and air conditioners. If this is the case, it might be time for an upgrade. And don’t let the upfront cost of a new heating or air conditioning system intimidate you — this cost will be more than made up for with the amount of money you save each month on your energy bills.
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