Half of your energy bill goes toward heating and cooling. There are many products and services that your HVAC technician can supply and install for you that would be worthwhile investments into your long-term energy costs. Check out these links for more tips on how to maximize heating and cooling efficiency in your home.
Installing a heat pump can reduce your energy bill by 30 percent. The United Stated Department of Energy explains heat pump efficiency and how they work.
Programmable thermostats save money and are an eco-friendly alternative to manual thermostats. GreenAndSave.com explains why programmable thermostats are worth the HVAC upgrade.
How do you know whether a boiler or furnace is right for your home? House-Energy.com gives a breakdown by price, risks, and other factors.
Visit PNM.com for some winter energy saving tips that will help you keep winter energy bills under control while also keeping your home warm.
At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide installation and maintenance solutions for every part of the HVAC system. Call us at (951) 547-2602 to learn about all of our products and services, including air conditioning and furnace repair, heat pumps, ductwork maintenance, and programmable digital thermostats.
If you live in a warm or mild climate, you may be able to reduce your heating bill significantly by using a heat pump. Your HVAC specialist can install a heat pump to supplement your existing heater so that you can save money when it is not cold enough for oil heat, but too cool to do nothing.
In this video, you will learn what a heat pump is and how it can make your home heating more efficient. First, you will learn that heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to absorb heat that is already in the air surrounding your home. You will also learn that heat pumps are not effective in colder regions, as the outside air has to be warm enough to draw heat from.
Contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating to order a heat pump today. Call us at (951) 547-2602 to learn more about our air conditioning, heating, and ventilation solutions in Southern California.
Did you know that you can use an air-source heat pump to reduce your annual energy bill? Because a heat pump delivers up to three times the heat energy it uses, your air-source heat pump saves you money due to its efficiency. Your HVAC technician can install a pump in addition to your heater and air conditioner so that you have the choice to use it for cooling or heating when appropriate. Read on to learn more.
How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps contain a compressor and copper coils surrounded by aluminum to conduct heat. One coil is inside the pump, the other is outside. Liquid refrigerant extracts heat from the air into the outside coil and evaporates into a warm gas whose heat is released into your home through the inside coils. The refrigerant then condenses again. The pump has a reverse valve that switches the direction of the coolant flow, switching function from heating to cooling.
Which Heat Pump Is Right For You?
The EnergyGuide label tells you the efficiency performance ratings for both heating and cooling compared to other units. Heating season performance factor (HSPF) determines how much space heating will be necessary during the cooler seasons. The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) reflects the heat removed from the area. New air-source heat pumps have a SEER of around 12, with the best units having SEER of up to 18.
Air-Source Heat Pump Savings Outlook
Because heating and cooling accounts for approximately half of the energy used in your home, savings in this department will make a real difference in your annual budget. An air-source heat pump can cut the electricity used for heating and cooling by up to 30 percent. Review your electric bills from last year to get an idea of how much you can save this year. A one-time heat pump purchase should be well worth the price tag.
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating sells and installs air-source heat pumps in Southern California. Call us at (951) 547-2602 to find out about our other HVAC services, including air conditioning, furnace, boilers, and ventilation.
Brining your thermal controls into the digital age has great advantages. When your HVAC technician installs a programmable thermostat in your home, you will almost immediately begin to notice a difference in your monthly energy bills. Programmable thermostats do more than provide convenience; they also help the environment by saving resources when you are not using them. Here is a closer look at some of the key benefits of using a programmable thermostat.
Before programmable thermostats, homeowners had to babysit the dial on their manual units making around-the-clock adjustments. With programmable thermostats, waking up in the middle of the night too cold or too warm is a thing of the past. Also, you do not have to turn off your thermostat or set it to a temperature that may not be appropriate for the entire day when you’re away from home. Timed settings on your programmable thermostat let you go for days without adjusting, if necessary.
You no longer have to adjust the dial and guess whether you have the temperature set to 71 or 73 degrees. Even when you set the dial correctly, the thermal output on manual thermostats did not always match the meter. Programmable digital thermostats eliminate the guesswork and give you peace of mind that the temperature you set is the temperature you get.
Energy Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness
Because your temperatures are accurate and appropriate, your HVAC system is not wasting resources. You are not using more electricity or oil than you need. According to GreenAndSave.com, you can expect to see the full return on your installation investment within one year. Finally, digital thermostats do not require mercury to operate, which further benefits the environment.
At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, we have a wide selection of programmable thermostats to choose from. We can also install or renovate your HVAC system to accommodate the upgrade. Call us at (951) 547-2602 to learn more about this or any of our other services, including furnace and air conditioning repair, heat pumps, boilers, and ductwork in Southern California.