What Makes your HVAC "Energy Efficient"?
by The Cooling Company, on Mar 20, 2016 12:22:00 PM
Energy can not be created or destroyed, but it can be converted from one form to another. This is what the First Law of Thermodynamics states. Pause to think about where the energy comes from powering lights, alarm clock, coffee pot, vacuum cleaner, toaster oven and so forth.
There's two types: domestic and electric consumption. Domestic consumption is energy used in household appliances, where as electric consumption is energy actual energy used by electricity. It's important that we do our own best to reduce energy consumption.
The more energy efficient we are, the less money we spend! Plus, improves the economy by creating jobs, spurs innovation and saves the country billions of dollars. With energy efficiency, we conserve on our limited natural resources and cut down on pollution.
For homeowners, it's a great way to keep the cold air from the air conditioner escaping into the heat of the summer, or keeping the heat inside during the cold winter months. Energy efficiency is an important way of doing our part.
HVAC units can reduce your energy bill by 40%. "high efficiency" means the ability to do something without wasting any energy, time or materials.
Major appliances refrigerators, washer machines, dishwashers are a huge part of your monthly electrical bill.
All energy-efficient HVAC units are sold with an energy guide label nowadays. HVAC units have come a long way with many advancements, such as all the new safety features on the units.
There are many different HVAC units available for you to choose. Some offer features like dual compressors, speed blower, controls to control humidity. When you decide to buy a unit you'll need to decide how big of a unit you'll need and how many controls you'll actually use. An oversized air conditioner unit won't dispute air evenly.
Measurable Energy Output
Air conditioner units have a SEER rating which is a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER is the measurement of how much energy and how much money is spent to run the HVAC air conditioner. One watt of energy produces and average of thirteen BTU's of cooling. There's a SEER minimum to which manufactures today have to abide by, and that's thirteen BTU's.
When you do get your HVAC unit, it's important to maintain it properly by changing filters.
Pro's and Con's
High-efficiency HVAC units save you money, and helps the environment. The upfront cost seems high, but not when weigh the cost-savings over a lifetime by upgrading your unit.
Plus, when you buy an energy efficient HVAC unit, you qualify for a federal tax credit, and you get instant rebates.
The only problem with HVAC energy efficient units is the installation. It's complicated, but high energy efficiency units is a long term investment that may cost more at the time of purchase. But with all the money you'll be saving, it will over time pay for itself.
Upgrading your unit to save you money and help save on energy should be a no brainier, we all need to do our part. Since installation is the tough part, trust the pro's at The Cooling Company to install a unit for you.