Heating And Cooling Systems

Written by Charles Peacock
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Heating and cooling systems use an incredible amount of energy. According to one estimate, at least 35 percent of your home or office energy costs go towards your temperature control systems. It's no wonder, then, that many people (as well as several government agencies) have begun to work hard to keep those costs down.

Maintaining an Efficient Heating and Cooling System

If you'd like to do something to reduce the size of your home energy bills, you might want to think about hiring an energy specialist to evaluate your property. Government certified Home Energy Raters are available to come out and do a thorough audit of your home's heating and cooling systems. They will help you find problem areas and will offer recommendations as to how you can fix them.

When a Home Energy Rater comes out to your house to do their evaluation, they will start with an air leakage test of your home and your duct work. Using computer analysis software, they will then determine roughly how much energy you are wasting because of leaks in your home or poor insulation. They will then give you an estimate of how much you could be saving if you fixed these problems.

Upgrading your home heating and cooling systems can be expensive. When you consider how much you'll save on energy bills, however, you'll probably see the value in making an upgrade. In addition to reducing your monthly bills, you can also sleep soundly knowing that you've done your best to be a responsible consumer.


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