At AC Heating Repair Longmont, we prioritize our customers’ satisfaction above all else – and to us that means; energy savings, lower bills, and more comfortable living (we aren’t only the best emergency HVAC service in the area!). You can accomplish a better quality of life, with lower dollar cost, if you make saving energy a goal for your home or business. Air conditioning and heating systems can be energy intensive, so taking measures to reduce the impact is has on your bills and the environment are particularly important. We’ll give some insight into these potential savings just below.
Time to Insulate
If you haven’t been already, it’s time to start paying attention to insulation. We can provide you with a top of the range HVAC system, and show you how to operate it in a way that is sustainable and efficient, but if you don’t have adequate insulation fitted, you’re throwing money down the drain. Depending on the kind of HVAC system you’re operating, insulation isn’t just a necessity when it comes to energy saving, it can actually be the difference between your system being healthy or not. With insufficient insulation, you’re allowing cold air to escape the building and allowing hot air in, but you might also be blowing cool air outside rather than inside, due to lagging. Needless to say, the energy loss here is potentially enormous.
Use Your Head
Having a first-class HVAC system with proper installation is a great first step to energy efficiency, but if the people using and operating that system don’t know how to behave, you’ll be wasting energy all the same. Keeping doors and windows open is one of the common offences of this type, but less obvious offences – such as the failure to use blinds, and not operating the system at recommended temperatures – is equally crucial.
Using WiFi-enabled smart thermostats can drastically increase your efficiency and reduce energy consumption. These devices allow you to control and regulate temperatures in your building on a room by room basis, and all at the touch of a finger. They can also provide diagnostic and usage analysis, so you can see where you might be wasteful. The larger your yearly spending on energy, the greater the savings these could make for you. At AC Heating Repair Longmont, we really believe these are one of the easiest ways for you to increase your energy efficiency, and make dollar savings at the same time.
Help the Environment
As we continue to experience climate change and global temperature increases, the use of air conditioning is only going to increase. The problem is that AC negatively impacts the environment, as it’s highly energy intensive, and can cause the release of harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Some studies indicate that by 2050, close to 25% of global warming will be caused by air conditioning – that’s an incredibly high proportion! By doing what you can to promote energy efficiency and limit energy wastage, you can more than do your part.