Want to Reduce Utility Costs? We Offer Advice From Energy Experts

Lowering energy usage and saving money isn’t rocket science, but there’s a good chance you’re not doing everything you can. This is why our energy experts have put together a list of five key areas you can look into now before the hot, energy-guzzling summer months arrive in Huntsville.

Aging Heating or Cooling System

In a typical home, the use of a heating or cooling system accounts for more than half of the monthly energy usage. Much of this is caused by aging systems that are no longer energy efficient. Newer HVAC systems backed by Energy Star are more efficient than ever and will save you money for years to come.

Old Appliances

Whether you own an old fridge, microwave or washing machine, older appliances simply aren’t as energy efficient as the newer models. And if you have a few of these old appliances, the amount of energy you’re wasting quickly adds up.

No Regular Maintenance

Regardless of the age of your home’s heating or cooling system, you should hire a professional technician to give them a preventive tune-up once a year. This will keep energy efficiency in top form and extend their life span.

Insufficient Insulation

The lack of sufficient insulation allows energy to bleed through your walls and ceiling which, in turn, forces the HVAC system to operate longer. Although new insulation can be a bit costly, the increased savings will ensure that the added insulation pays for itself quite quickly.

Still Using Incandescent Bulbs

Energy-efficient bulbs like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have been around for quite some time, but for some reason, many homeowners continue to use outdated incandescent bulbs. Newer models now come in all types of shapes and sizes and use much less energy than traditional bulbs.

To learn more about energy savings, call W A Air Conditioning at 936-594-5603 and schedule an appointment with one of our energy audit experts.

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March 15, 2015 6:27 pm