With all the talk these days about going green, there's so much emphasis making your home more energy efficient to save the planet. What you may not have thought about is that replacing your HVAC system, as Las Vegas residents are finding out, will put more green in your wallet, too!
In a place like Las Vegas where you have hot and sunny days paired with cold nights, air conditioning and heating systems both get a lot of use; which means a big electric bill. The Department of Energy's Guide to Home Heating and Cooling (PDF) can show you how you can reduce your home's energy use by 30% or more.
Here are some highlights to get you started:
- Insulate your walls and attic. If you're losing all of your heating or cooling through inefficient insulation, your HVAC system has to work harder to maintain temperatures. This may mean replacing windows with double pane insulated ones as well.
- Replace your old systems. Newer HVAC systems are much more efficient. Air conditioning in Vegas during those 100+ degree days can really put a strain on your system. Simply installing a new system can decrease energy usage by up to a third.
- Get regular maintenance. Your refrigerator works especially hard in the summer and, even if it's relatively new, you want to make sure to get regular inspections to ensure your system is working at maximum efficiency.
- Adjust your thermostat. By just changing your thermostat settings when you're not at home, or when you're sleeping you can save up to 10% on your cooling and heating. Las Vegas residents are seeing huge savings when they make this change alone.
By making a few adjustments to your heating and cooling habits and taking advantage of rebates and tax incentives to install more energy efficient appliances you can put more green into your pockets.
If it’s time to get your heating and air conditioning systems inspected, then you can trust the professionals at Rebel Refrigeration in Las Vegas to get it done right.