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By: Global A And Heating  09-12-2011
Keywords: Air Conditioning, Heating and Air Conditioning

Understanding efficiency & operating cost.

Like many other appliances, the cost of your indoor comfort system includes not only its initial price, but also the ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. This means that the cooling and heating equipment and controls that you select today will continue to impact your finances for as long as you live in your home. That is why investing in a high efficiency comfort system makes sense

A Wise Investment

Your heating and air conditioning typically account for more than 40% of your home's annual energy costs. In effect, your indoor comfort system is the only part of your home that can actually pay for itself while also providing the added benefits of increased comfort and quieter operation.

The Impact of SEER Rating on Energy Costs

For every $100 you spend to cool your home using a 10 or 12 SEER system, you would spend considerably less using a system of 13 SEER or higher. For example, if your annual cooling costs was $1,000 with a 10 SEER system, it could be reduced to $710 with a 14 SEER system.

Other Energy Efficiency Factors

Although the efficiency of your cooling and heating equipment will have the greatest impact on your energy usage, other factors will also help reduce energy costs.

  • Maintain Proper Humidity
    When cooling during the warm humid months, you will feel more comfortable at a higher temperature if the humidity level in your home is kept between 40 and 60%. This will reduce the load on your equipment and can save 10 to 15% in cooling costs.

  • Condition Only Occupied Rooms
    Zoning or Programmable Thermostats can control your equipment according to your family’s lifestyle and daily occupancy schedule. This allows you to eliminate the wasted energy of conditioning areas in your home that are unused or unoccupied.

  • Keep Equipment Clean
    Regularly scheduled professional maintenance is also crucial to maintaining your system’s maximum efficiency. Keeping your equipment clean by using an Electronic or Mechanical Air Cleaner will help maintain your system’s optimum performance too.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Air Conditioning, Heating and Air Conditioning

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