3 Most Commonly Asked Energy-Efficiency Questions

Most homeowners understand the importance of energy efficiency. However, it is not always clear what energy efficiency is and how you can achieve it. Here are a few of the most common questions about energy efficiency that you might have about your Alton, Illinois, home.

Is it Expensive to be Energy-Efficient?

Many homeowners worry that it will take a long time to recoup the initial cost of purchasing energy efficient appliances. Fortunately, energy efficient products are becoming more affordable to purchase and install. Additionally, there are other affordable steps that you can take to increase the efficiency in your home. Installing a programmable thermostat is just one of these steps and can give you immediate efficiency results.

Are Electric Space Heaters a More Efficient Choice?

A lot of homeowners consider using electric space heaters in order to reduce the amount of gas they consume. Using an electric space heater for a short period of time may cut down on your initial usage, but it is unlikely to save you money in the long run. Electric space heaters use a significant amount of energy. You would be better off heating your home with a furnace that is properly maintained, inspected, and cleaned.

Do Regular Inspections Actually Help With Efficiency?

Some homeowners question the ability of a professional tune-up to increase overall efficiency. Routine maintenance and preventive services can improve your HVAC unit’s performance. When the unit does not have to work as hard to effectively cool or heat the home, it does not use as much energy. HVAC units today are designed to be nearly 100 percent efficient. But, if you are not yet ready to upgrade your unit, then the best way to increase efficiency is with regular maintenance.

If you have a lot of questions about energy efficiency in your home, you are not alone. Call Den-Son Inc. Cooling & Heating today at 618-207-3847 to learn more about your home efficiency options.

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