Home Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency can mean thousands in savings.
Energy Efficiency is a hot topic today as the government recently increased the minimum allowable Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) from 10 to 13 and recently giving energy tax credits to home owners and businesses who purchase energy- efficient air conditioning/heating systems. Currently, geothermal systems, quality for tax credits through 2014. At Eco-Green Air, we only work with the highest energy-rated systems to ensure maximized energy bill savings and also so you can earn energy tax credits. Here are ways you can ensure energy efficiency:
- Review your current SEER rating and find out how it can be improved
- Replace your old air conditioner/heater with a new energy-efficient HVAC system
- Consider zoning your home
- Adequately seal windows, ducts and vents
- Proper insulation around windows, ducts, crawl spaces and attics
- Configure your air conditioning/heating systems for time of day moderated cooling/heating
- Upgrade current parts or installation throughout the home
- Conduct spring and fall inspections
- Conduct a free energy audit with and Eco-Green service plan
Replacing older HVAC systems, while costly, often results in hundreds or even thousands of dollars of yearly savings. Plus with available tax credits, new HVAC system installation is often an attractive option for many home owners.
What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. Essentially, geothermal systems use the earth’s natural temperature for cooling and heating and, since there are less fluctuations underground, energy costs can be realized through more efficient distribution of heating and cooling sources. Even during winter months, the ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47 percent of the sun’s energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface. Right now with federal and state tax credits, home owners can save as much as 65 percent on purchase and installation of geothermal systems.
How do geothermal HVAC systems work?
For heating, geothermal systems extract heat from the ground rather than the air during cold winters. In summer months, air is actually extracted from the air in your home or business and then moved back through the ground to provide the cooler temperatures desired in your home. The systems do less work in summer and winter as the air is more temperate in the ground year round. Thus, the ground is a great source for heating your home rather than working twice as hard to heat up the cold air outside. During summer months, the ground is used as a source for processing that air from the cooler air already in your home maintaining it closer to desired cooling temperatures.
Call Eco-Green Air at 919-782-3111 or set up an appointment to find out how to make your home or business more energy efficient with geothermal HVAC Systems. Eco-Green air proudly serves the Raleigh community and surrounding areas including Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Garner & Knightdale.
Semi-Annual Tune Up
- Ductwork leak check Check thermostat operation
- Drain inspection Indoor coil inspection Air filter check
- Fan inspection and cleaning
- Lubricate and inspect bearings for wear
Annual HVAC Maintenance Plan
- Extended central heating & central air equipment life
- Summer & fall HVAC tune ups included
- Reduced diagnostic charges
- Higher efficiency for HVAC system(s)