There’s no getting around the fact that, over the long term, energy costs rise. The constant state of rising inflation is inevitable. This fact comes in the age of California’s proposed bill to have 100% renewable energy – which sadly failed to “move to the next stage.” Heating and AC operating costs account for a large majority of those predictably high figures. (That’s not even calculating other expenses and bills.)
In some parts of the world, running an HVAC system full time is not only a luxury but a crucial necessity for preventing heat and humidity dangers. With your permission, I’d like to share with you several principles for keeping your home cool using central air that won’t eat your budget while keeping you or the environment from cooking.
1. Look For Deals
Even if you already have an HVAC system installed, your state or local utility company may offer rebates. These rebates serve as incentives for replacing systems. Most (if not all) major HVAC manufacturers, in addition to utility companies, offer rebate offers on current, top-of-the-line conditioning systems. These leading manufacturers include (but are not limited to) Carrier, Lennox, and Trane.
Once you compare offers, you’ll notice a stark contrast between companies’ prices, especially within HVAC companies. That’s why it’s worth gathering three or four price quotes from different companies. Much in the same way you would when you’re browsing store flyers for the best deals.
2. Professional Installation
Installing an HVAC system, yourself is doable if you don’t mind unbearable frustration and don’t mind spending several hours in a grueling sweat. The ordeal is comparable to learning how to fix your own roof. While you will certainly save money by doing it yourself in a week, you will need carpentry, mathematical skills and a list of other complexities. All of this takes time and effort that you may not have; I certainly don’t. Compare the work involved in hiring a professional, who has been trained for years to install new roofs and can get it done in a day. While it may be sensible to vie for the DIY route, this project is one that’s best left to professional contractors. 1-800-anytyme is one fully-licensed company (in the San Diego area, no less) that installs air conditioning systems in a breeze.
Efficiently using energy means conserving temperatures for your precise needs – at the moment. Personally, anything above 60 degrees is too hot for pleasurable comfort. Which may be too cold for other people. That’s why the temperature you set your thermostat completely depends on your personal level of comfort.
However, it’s worth reviewing the owner’s manual of your HVAC system to re-check the temp range that requires the least amount of energy while providing you the most relief. One word of warning: Constantly jumping back and forth between hot and cold days forces your system to use more power. This negates all the savings you’re striving for.
HVAC – Conclusion
An HVAC system is more than heating your home during the freezing winter or cooling your home when you can’t stand the sweltering Californian heat. It cannot be argued that these systems are serious investments – and investments are exactly what these are. You are investing in the pristine comfort of your home – the place where you’re going to spend the rest of your long-living life.
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