There was a time when homeowners were in the dark about how much energy their heating and air conditioning systems were using. They also had little to no knowledge about ways to keep their energy bills as low as possible. But today there is an abundance of valuable information available to guide consumers in choosing the most energy-efficient products possible. EnergyGuide labels allow the customer to compare the amount of energy consumed by products like furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. If a product has an ENERGY STAR® label it meets the high standard for energy efficiency that the government has set.
Regardless of how energy efficient appliances are, most people continue looking for ways to save on energy costs. Setting the thermostat to a lower setting in the winter and a higher one in the summer can make a real difference. Programmable thermostats can be a massive help with this.
Replacing old windows with new, more efficient ones can make a real difference. Sealing places where plumbing and wires enter the house and closing air leaks around doors and windows is another way to reduce energy costs. Checking ducts to be sure they are free of holes and gaps will help, as well as hiring a professional to repair any air leaks you might find. Clean, well-maintained air filters are crucial to the efficiency of any heating and air conditioning system.
One of the most important ways to ensure that a heating and air conditioning system is running at peak efficiency is to maintain it professionally. Whether you need service, repairs, a new system, or just a check-up before the season changes, we are only a phone call away.