Posted on: Sep 24, 2015
Energy efficiency – achieving more with less energy – is important, not only to you but also to your community, your country and the world at large. An efficient building maintains optimum temperatures, low humidity and greater air quality. Moreover, energy efficient buildings use less energy thereby leading to cost savings. They also produce fewer greenhouse gases which benefit the environment in so many ways.
Energy efficient buildings control the flow of air, heat, and moisture. Energy-star rated windows, air sealing, and insulation work together to keep the air within the interiors warm and dry. Fans, heat recovery ventilators and air exchangers, on the other hand, work to circulate indoor air while expelling unwanted moisture and pollutants. And during the cold weather, high-efficiency boilers or furnaces use minimal energy to ensure that your rooms are properly heated. So, all year round, you’ll be very comfortable without wasting energy.
Just think about the microwaves, fish tanks, plants, and all the people around you who expel the moisture into the air you breathe. All these can combine to seriously pollute the interior air. Controlling air circulation with mechanical ventilation is an excellent way of ensuring that interior air is being refreshed always. This is why a well-ventilated home is said to be a “healthy home!”
The other benefit of energy efficiency costs savings. Improving the energy efficiency of your home is a sure way to save on energy bills. The average U.S. household spends $5,550/year on energy. However, you can significantly cut your expenses by installing energy efficient appliances and making energy efficient improvements to your home. Buying Energy-Star rated appliances alone could save you up to 30% in energy bills.
Ensuring that your home is energy efficient is also a great way of increasing its resale value. Energy efficient buildings inherently have longer lifetimes, lower maintenance costs, and are less costly to operate. This makes them far more attractive to both buyers and tenants.
Contact the experienced professionals at Airco Service, Inc. to learn more.