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Take These Simple Steps to Boost Your Homes Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can seem like a large, expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Energy efficiency not only pertains to how your home’s heating and cooling system is operating, but means that you’re probably saving money all the time. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, swapping out 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 understand that the winter and summer months in Las Vegas 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 lower the airflow in your home, resulting in a heating and cooling system that has to play catch-up by running harder than it would usually. Over time, those systems will wear out earlier, resulting in the need for a replacement earlier than you’d like. Swapping or cleaning your air filters monthly may drastically change the life of your system and provide you with more consistent comfort as well.

So what other simple tasks can you complete to boost your energy efficiency?

-        Seal or add weather-stripping around your exterior doors and windows

-        Add extra insulation to your attic

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

Something else to consider when increasing your energy efficiency is the age of your system. Older systems are usually much less efficient than newer systems. Sure, it sounds obvious, but the difference a new system can make is considerable, so before you decide whether or not to make repairs to your current system, be sure to look at 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 look at all your options.

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be stressful, and with the team at Polar Air & Heating Inc in Las Vegas, you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more basic tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on purchasing a new system, give us a ring at 702-623-0579 and we can assist you.

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