Home Upgrades To Benefit Your Heating And Cooling Costs

October 15, 2021

If your current ac system isn’t as efficient as it could be, you might want to consider changing to an energy star unit. There are a lot of benefits to getting a more energy efficient air conditioning unit.  

 1. How Much Your AC Is Costing You  

  If you get your new air conditioning unit, you will immediately notice the difference in your energy bill. If your new air conditioning unit is more efficient than the old one, you will start to see that you are saving money on your energy bill each month. If you have a window unit, you can take measurements of your old unit and compare them with the new model to figure out how much your ac system is costing you each month. You might find that it’s as much as an extra $100 a month. If you are paying that much every month for your cooling needs, you might consider replacing your old window unit with a more energy efficient model.

Another way you can figure out how much your ac is costing you is by going online. There are a lot of websites that allow you to figure out how much your ac system is costing you by using their online calculator. These calculators can give you the monthly savings you might be interested in. The website will ask you some basic information about the type of air conditioning unit you have and then will ask you how many months you are currently using the unit. This will help you figure out how efficient your ac system is on average.

If you want to figure out how much your ac is costing you, make sure to check out a website that allows you to figure it out online. It will save you a lot of time in researching how much your air conditioning system costs you each month. You can figure out the value of a different model that has a lot of extra features that you don’t currently have.

 2. Home Upgrades That Can Minimize Your Heating And Cooling Costs  

There are many home upgrades that can be done around the house, but heating and cooling costs seem to be a barrier for many homeowners. This is mainly due to the fact that many home upgrades will increase the value of your home, which will make the cost of cooling and heating more expensive than they would have been before. However, there are some things you can do on your own to lower the amount that you pay on your heating and cooling bills, especially if you live in a state with hot summers and cold winters like Pennsylvania. For example, replacing your windows can drastically reduce the amount that you pay on your heating and cooling bills. Replacement windows have been proven to be one of the best upgrades that homeowners can do on their home.

New air conditioners have been known to be one of the best upgrades that can be done on your home because it helps you to get rid of the humidity that can cause you to have hot flashes during the summer time. Even if you live in an area like Pittsburgh, PA  where the summer temperatures soar into the 80s during the day, an air conditioning unit can help you control the temperature inside of your home and reduce the amount of time that you will need to use the air conditioner. Not only will an air conditioner cost you money, but it will also require energy in order for it to work, so it is important that you keep in mind that you will be spending a lot of money on this investment.

If you are on a strict budget and cant afford a new AC unit, make sure the AC unit you have is well maintained, and operating at its peak capacity.

 3. Energy Saving Tips  

Your HVAC unit is the majority of your energy costs so in order to keep your PPL energy costs down it is important to think of alternative ways to heat and cool your home that do not require electricity – as well as thinking of ways to save energy. For instance you can consider dressing for the weather.   Wearing a sweater instead of cranking up the heat in the winter will save you natural gas, and utilizing fans alongside the AC in the summer will cut down on electricity.

 Final Thoughts 

Maintaining your HVAC unit regularly and investing in a smart thermostat will go a long way toward reducing your energy bill.  Once you have done all of that, compare energy plans to make sure you are getting the best rate possible.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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