The United States has become accustomed to having complete control over the temperature of their homes. There’s no longer a need to fear the elements while in the safety of your own house. However, some people may not realize the energy that is being consumed by their heating and air conditioning units.
With two-thirds of all homes in the United States utilizing air conditioning services, finding a way to ensure the most energy-efficient methods of cooling is extremely important. Everyone dreads opening up their utility bill and finding out how much energy they could have avoided spending. According to Energy Star, up to 20% of the average home’s utility bill can be attested to air conditioning services. Unfortunately it’s essentially impossible to keep track of exactly how much energy each appliance you use takes up. This problem can be resolved by precautionary measures of using efficient products.
Many people don’t bother to check or replace their air conditioners as long as they still feel cool air being pumped through their vents. However if they knew how much money was being blown out of the vents they may take action.
Replacing an air conditioner to a newer high-efficiency model, along with taking extra measures to keep your house cool such as opening windows and using shades to block the sun’s rays from coming in, can reduce a home’s air conditioning energy consumption anywhere from 20-50%. Not only is this great for you bank account, but if environmental conservation is of concern to you then taking these actions could make a substantial difference.
Right now we are only increasing the impact we’ve had on the environment ever since the beginning of the industrial age. If more and more people were to adopt some energy saving practices such as reducing energy used by heating and air conditioning services, over time the stability of the environment could be greatly improved.
No matter what your reasoning for desiring to reduce your home’s energy consumption, consider taking a look into your HVAC system options.