07 Aug Adept HVAC Contractors in Denver Help Make Your Home Energy-Efficient
The EPA has recently proposed plans to cut down the amount of carbon dioxide each state produces. This is an effort to help reduce the effects of climate change occurring in areas around the United States.
According to a report from The Denver Business Journal, Colorado has already taken measures to shift to alternative forms of energy as numerous wind and solar power structures were built within the state in recent years. However, there is always room for improvement, especially from the end of state residents.
On average, an American household consumes 10,837 kWh of electricity every year. Multiply that by the number of households in Colorado and the state consumes a substantial amount of electricity. In turn, power plants produce an equally substantial amount of carbon dioxide.
You can do your part to help Colorado reach its EPA-assigned goal by replacing old appliances and electronics with energy-efficient models. In particular, you should prioritize your HVAC systems. This is especially true if you run your air conditioning or heating round-the-clock.
Of course, there are other advantages to asking HVAC contractors in Denver like Total Plumbing, Inc. to outfit your home with energy-efficient systems. As these units consume less electricity, you can easily save hundreds of dollars on your electric bills. Over time, the unit pretty much pays for itself.
When choosing a new HVAC system for your home, pay close attention to a unit’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit is. As much as possible choose a unit that has an SEER of at least 13, but if you can afford to purchase a unit with a higher rating, do so.
In addition to the SEER, you should also look at the size of your new unit. Air conditioners and heaters that are too small have to work harder to maintain your desired temperature, increasing the amount of electricity they consume. If the unit is too large, it turns on and off too frequently, which also consumes a large amount of electricity. Consult a Denver HVAC expert to determine whether you need to purchase a big or small unit.
(Source: Denver to host EPA hearing on CO2 cuts; The Denver Business Journal; July 24, 2014)