Welcome to my blog. When it comes to taking care of appliances, it can be an art. You have to use them correctly, know how to look for signs of trouble and understand how to do simple repairs. Hi, my name is Kelsey, and in this blog, I am going to write everything I know about appliances and related topics. This is my first blog, but I have written in many other types of venues before -- I'm even old enough to have had a 'zine (if you can believe that). I live with my husband, my three daughters, and our dog. Cleaning pet hair of of the dryer and repairing blades on the blender has become my specialty over the years. Enjoy reading!
Heating and cooling costs can take a big chunk out of your budget for the month, and the environmental toll is also something to consider. When you want to conserve as much energy as possible while heating and cooling your home, for whatever reason, here are some things to consider.
Make Sure Any System You Use Is Working
First of all, make sure that both your heating and cooling systems are in good repair. The efficiency of a furnace can go down quickly when the fuel levels are low, the combustion chamber is dirty, the pilot light is weak, or the connecting HVAC system has a lot of cracks. Air conditioners can have their own problems, including low refrigerant levels and dirty condensation coils. Your cooling and heating repair inspector plays a big role in saving you money throughout the year, so try to have them in on a regular basis to do needed maintenance.
Heat Pumps or Economizers Are a Great Idea
Heat pumps work by pumping hot air in or out of your home to keep your house at the temperature you have set. Why bother using an air conditioner to cool your internal air, when you could simply pump heat to the outdoors with a very small environmental toll? Of course, there are some setup costs involved with installing another heating and cooling component, but your efficiency levels will go through the roof.
Take Advantage of Geothermal Resources
You could take this all a step further by tapping into geothermal heating and cooling resources to climate control your home. A geothermal heat pump brings up heat reserves from underground and uses them to offset the costs of mechanically heated air. Heat pumps can be used along with your regular heating source to make it run less often.
Use Fans and Humidifiers
You could also consider implementing a less energy-hungry device that provides comfort for your home without the high cost. For example, a fan can disperse cooled air throughout the space and make the temperature more even. The sensation of moving air can seem more climate-controlled as well. A humidifier also can make the place more comfortable to inhabit. Either one could allow you to run your air conditioner less often while still providing a good place for you to live.
As you can see, there are plenty of things to consider when you want to reduce your environmental toll or reduce your energy bill. Contact an air conditioning service for more info.