Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
Choose energy-efficient products when you buy new heating and cooling equipment. Look for high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings for furnaces and high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for air conditioners.
Invest in Green Sources of Energy
Investing in green sources of energy is possibly the most effective way to reduce your energy bill each month. This can include solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal heating. Prior to making an investment, make sure to research which system suits your climate and personal needs best.
Clean Air Conditioning Unit and Furnace
Once a month you should clean or replace air conditioning unit and furnace filters. This will increase the efficiency of the system and reduce your energy bills.
Replace Windows and Doors
Replace single-pane windows with double-pane windows that are made with high- performance glass. In warm climates, choose windows with spectrally selective coatings to reduce heat gain. In cold climates, choose windows that are gas filled with low- emissivity coatings to limit heat loss.
Consider replacing doors if they allow drafts to protrude into your home. In combination with proper sealing, new doors can reduce your energy consumption and make your home more comfortable. Keep Vents Open and Clean To reduce energy costs, routinely check vents to ensure that they are clean and open. Additionally it is important to remove any furniture or other items that may be blocking the air flow to or from the vent.
To reduce energy consumption, unplug electronic when not in use. Even if they are not on, they can draw power and increase your electricity bills.
Reduce Water Consumption
Washing clothes on cold and shortening your time in the shower can provide a significant reduction in your energy bills.
Seal Windows, Doors and Holes
Ensure that your windows and doors are sealed with weatherstripping and caulk. Make sure to seal holes around plumbing and heating pipes as well.
Avoid using a traditional fireplace as an additional source of heat in your home. Fireplaces can suck the hot air out of your home and push it out the chimney. When not using the fireplace, check to make sure it is properly sealed. To ensure your heating and cooling equipment is operating at peak efficiency AJR Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Inc. provides a full line of preventative maintenance and extended warranty polices. We offer these services and policies on all brands and types of equipment.