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Oct 22 2015
POSTED BY Rich Mitchell

You can use heating and air conditioning equipment to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

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Energy efficiency doesn’t just help the environment; it also cuts your monthly bills. Heating and cooling equipment takes up a tremendous amount of your energy costs every month, so it makes sense to look to these expenses for ways to save. Homeowners will be happily surprised to find solutions affordable for every budget. Which one is right for you?

Take a look at the most popular energy saving HVAC products:

Clean, high-quality air filters reduce energy costs by up to 60 percent.

Many homeowners buy bargain-bin air filters and change them once a month. What they don’t realize is how much money they’re throwing away in the process. Buying cheap is sometimes the most expensive option, and this is certainly true when it comes to selecting filters. Over time, you’ll struggle due to a buildup of debris and dust. Instead, opt for high-quality filters with 10-14 MERV ratings. These are sufficient enough to clear particles from the air and prevent them from gumming up your HVAC equipment.

Humidity control devices help you use air moisture rates to improve heating and cooling efficiency.

Columbia residents know first-hand the impact of wet heat. Not only does heavy humidity make people cranky, it makes hot temperatures feel 10 times worse. This is because wet air doesn’t evaporate sweat from your body very well. Dry air does. The end result is an easy and affordable way to make your home colder or warmer depending on air moisture.

Green technologies take a bite out of energy use.

Solar and geothermal applications put the environment to work in your home. Solar arrays attached to special heating and cooling equipment can cut your utility bills down to half or lower. Geothermal performs similarly, and unlike traditional heating and cooling equipment, can last up to 30 years. In addition, tax credits and other community funding measures help pay for purchase and installation costs.

Click here to improve the energy efficiency in your home with help from the friendly pros at Carolina Comfort, Inc.

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