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How To Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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Optimizing your heating and cooling systems can help you create an energy-efficient home. By implementing effective strategies such as optimizing your thermostat and maintaining your HVAC systems, you can reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. Heritage Heating & Cooling offers HVAC system maintenance and repair services, including furnace repair. Here are some ways that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency:

Invest in a High-efficiency HVAC System

If you want to replace your HVAC systems, investing in high-efficiency models can reduce energy waste and costs. Heritage Heating & Cooling is an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer with many high-efficiency systems for you to choose between. We can show you our cooling options with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating and our heating options with a high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. These ratings show how efficient a system is overall. We can also discuss options such as ductless mini-split systems. These systems allow you to regulate the temperature in specific areas of your home.

Prioritize Regular Maintenance

To make sure your HVAC systems are running smoothly, you should prioritize regular maintenance. Clean or replace your HVAC filters regularly to improve airflow and reduce energy expenditure. Consider hiring one of our professionals to make sure your system is in good condition. We offer seasonal rebate promotions to make tune-ups more affordable. These practices can extend the life of your HVAC system and make sure that they are running as efficiently as possible.

Don’t Ignore Repairs

Failing to repair your HVAC system when you notice a problem can lead to a loss of efficiency and equipment failure. Even minor problems can lead to expensive breakdowns. If you notice a problem with your HVAC system, don’t wait to call our team. 

Install a Digital Thermostat

Digital thermostats make it easier to control the temperature inside your home. They can learn your daily routines and adjust the temperature accordingly. You can also program your digital thermostat to different temperatures at different times and seasons. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely to control the temperature while away from the house. This can be helpful if you forget to adjust the temperature while away. Adjusting your thermostat by a few degrees can improve energy efficiency and costs.

Improve Insulation and Sealing in Your Home

Proper insulation and sealing can reduce the workload on your HVAC system. Insulation helps prevent heat from escaping in the winter and keeps cool air inside your house in the summer. Cracks and gaps in your home, especially around vents, windows, and doors, can also allow air to escape. Provide proper insulation and seal cracks to reduce energy waste and keep your home comfortable. 

Heritage Heating & Cooling Offers Furnace Repair

By implementing regular maintenance and installing smart thermostats, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency. This can lower your energy bills and carbon footprint without sacrificing your comfort. If you need services such as installing a new air conditioner, furnace repair, or thermostat installation, Heritage Heating & Cooling can help you. We serve Edwardsville and O’Fallon, IL, and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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