Energy Myths That Impact Your Monthly Utility Bills
Energy myths have been around for years and each time they circulate, they potentially drain your pocketbook and lessen the effectiveness of your HVAC system. If you’re trying to save on your Macon, GA utility bills, don’t fall for these common energy myths.
Myths Debunked to Help You Save on Utility Bills
- Myth #1 – Adjusting the thermostat temperature way up or down makes the furnace or A/C work faster.
Moving the thermostat back or up is a common way homeowners save on utility bills while at work or asleep. But turning the thermostat way up or down when you return home from work or wake in the morning doesn’t make the furnace or A/C system heat or cool any faster. You only run the risk of forgetting to adjust the thermostat to its normal setting and wasting energy.
- Myth #2 – Leaving lights and computers on uses less energy than turning them off and back on again later.
Some homeowners are under the impression that the quick surge of electricity needed to turn on lights and appliances is greater than the power needed to sustain items already on. This isn’t the case. To save on utility bills, turn lights, small appliances and electronics off when not in use and power them back on when you’re ready for them again.
- Myth #3 – A high-efficiency HVAC system automatically helps you save on utility bills.
Any HVAC system, high efficiency or not, can only reach peak performance if it’s sized correctly, installed in an energy-efficient home and serviced regularly. Before you the installation of a new high-efficiency furnace or A/C, ask your HVAC contractor to perform an energy audit to reveal where your home needs an efficiency boost.
- Myth #4 – High-efficiency appliances and HVAC systems cost more.
When you purchase a high-efficiency product, such as Energy Star-qualified systems, you’re purchasing a system or appliance that has met rigorous standards for superior features, performance and efficiency. The true cost of any system is the lifetime cost, which is less for higher-efficiency systems.
Learn more about how the pros at Conditioned Air, Inc. can help you save on utility bills, or contact today at 478-787-6578 in Macon, Perry and Gray to schedule an appointment.