Energy efficiency is a prime buzz phrase in the marketplace today, extending to areas such as automobiles, light bulbs, heating and cooling systems and many other aspects of daily living. It’s no secret that individuals, organizations and governments are keen on increasing the energy efficiency of their systems, and in the U.S., there is a big push to come up with alternative forms of energy that will help the nation shed its dependence on foreign oil. Energy efficiency is good for the environment, good for the economy and definitely good for those wanting to save money in their monthly budget.
One of the first and most important places for a consumer to make a difference in this area is in the overall efficiency of one’s home. Anything that can be done to lessen the amount of energy required to run residential systems will help lower costs, sometimes saving you, as the homeowner, 30 percent or more of the costs necessary to operate your residence. Areas of concern include:
- Locating and fixing air leaks. This is a big one, and includes doors, windows, ceilings, attics, ducts, electrical outlets and foundations
- Heating and cooling equipment
Most people realize by now that switching from incandescent to fluorescent light bulbs can significantly reduce the amount of energy needed for lighting. This is an easy fix and can be undertaken by a homeowner with little effort or expense. Fixing pesky air leaks can also be an easy DIY chore, especially if all that’s needed is a bit of caulking or weather stripping.
To ensure energy efficiency in your heating and cooling systems, however, it’s often best to call in professionals such as the experts at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning in Fresno. As the premier HVAC leader in the San Joaquin Valley, now into their fourth decade of sales and service in the area, they can advise you on the most efficient systems to install and assist you in making sure your current equipment is in top shape through regular maintenance.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. To get started, check out our website.