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:
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.
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.
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.