How To Lower Your Utility Bill All Year Round With Energy Star Certified AppliancesBack to Blog
Every Macon, GA, homeowner needs advice from a dependable air conditioning company to help keep their home comfortable all year long. Conditioned Air, Inc. wants to offer tips to help lower the utility bill regardless of heating or cooling.
Energy Efficient Appliances: Energy Star
Install energy efficient appliances throughout the house. Look for the Energy Star certification that signifies the appliance is the most efficient in the same size and class. For example, a 5,000 BTU Energy Star certified window unit air conditioner is the most efficient among others of the same type and size. Examples of other appliances that have the Energy Star certification include:
• Window unit air conditioners
• Washing machines
• Water heaters
• Ceiling fans
• Whole house air conditioners
• Bathroom vents
Purchase these items as your funds permit. As the energy savings grow, use them to invest in other products. By installing permanent items such as doors, windows, a whole house air conditioning unit and vents, the house’s resale value will increase. Your air conditioning company can help you find the right size, model and type of unit for your house and finances. The energy savings can pay for the unit’s maintenance.
Do You Have An Older HVAC Unit In Your Georgia Home?
Your HVAC unit will dehumidify the indoor air to eliminate mold growth and keep the inside air healthy. If your unit is older and does not seem to be able to perform well even with maintenance, there are things you can do. Among these are:
• Install a bathroom vent in the laundry area and use it when doing the wash. Be certain to vent the humid air to the outside of the house according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Use the stove hood when cooking.
• Reduce the number of houseplants.
• When taking a shower or bath, use the vent. Many quiet, energy efficient models are available on the market today.
Installing proper insulation and ventilation in the attic is crucial to your HVAC system’s operating performance. With ventilation, heat cannot build up in the summer and infiltrate the ducting system. The roofing materials will last longer as well.
Residential Zoning Systems
Systems such as residential zoning and home automation allow the homeowner to control the house’s heating and cooling precisely. Residential zoning systems turn the house or each room into an individual zone to be heated and cooled at the owner’s settings. Only the room(s) selected can be heated or cooled. Home automation utilizes a master control panel wired to doors, windows, entertainment and security systems, lights and more. The system can be controlled from a smart phone or other electronic device. The owner can open the house’s door electronically, allowing people to enter the house or gain entry when the keys are locked inside.
Conditioned Air, Inc is an air conditioning company available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in Macon, GA. Our technicians can install HVAC systems with new technologies designed to use less energy. We can perform an energy audit to identify the best ways to have better performance from your existing or new system.