To understand why you should get energy efficient appliances, it is important to understand what energy efficiency is and how it can really benefit your life and your bank account; not to mention the environment overall.
What does it mean to be energy efficient?
Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same service. The phrase “energy efficiency” is often used as a shorthand to describe any kind of energy-saving measure. The team at ASAP Heating and Cooling feels that energy efficiency is always a good idea and would like to give some tips on energy efficient home products. This does not mean that you have to switch out everything in your house immediately, but may help you make more energy efficient purchases in the future as home items need to be replaced. These items can include:
- LED lights
- Programmable thermostats
- Energy Star appliances
Manufacturers label all products that meet the Energy Star™ standards. A blue and white label identifies the product as Energy Star™ rated. Look for these products when you are purchasing new appliances.
Is energy efficiency really that important?
Improving energy efficiency is a key tool for reducing CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions are, in large part, the carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels. CO2 gases disturb the earth’s balance and atmosphere. This is what is leading to an increase in the earth’s surface temperature and causing negative effects on climate, sea level rise and world agriculture. By using energy efficient products, appliances, cars, etc. and working toward energy conservation and low-carbon energy sources we can help counter these effects on our environment.
Can being energy efficient really help me save money?
The answer is “yes.” Though purchasing Energy Star™ appliances, LED lights, programmable thermostats, and other energy conscious items, may be slightly more expensive at the point of purchase; the savings that you gain by using these products out-weights the initial spend. The more energy efficient appliances that you add to your home, the more you will see these savings compound. The reason for the savings is because you will actually be using less energy to receive the same service, the result is a lower energy bill!
If you have any questions about energy efficient air conditioning units, call us today. We believe in energy conservation, and that is why all heating and cooling systems sold by ASAP Heating and Cooling bear the Energy Star™ rating.