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

Energy efficiency can seem like a big, pricey 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 possibly saving money every year. Simple practices such as turning off lights when you leave your house, putting in new 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 Great Falls can bring about an greater dependency on both heating and cooling systems, so why not make sure they’re running 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 compensate by running harder than it would typically. Over time, those systems will wear down faster, resulting in the need for a replacement quicker than you’d like. Changing or cleaning your air filters monthly may considerably alter 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

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

Something else to consider when boosting 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 check out 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 difficult, and with the team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Whether it’s more common tips to maintaining your heating and cooling system or advice on getting a new system, give us a shout at 406-761-7283 and we can assist you.