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Why Efficiency Matters

The HVAC industry has changed a lot in the past few decades. If you could see the air conditioners that were being manufactured just 20 years ago, you’d realize that we’re far into the future at this point. If your favorite genre is science fiction, then we’re happy to tell you that the modern HVAC industry is basically like a science fiction book at this point. With high-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps that can handle cold weather, things are looking bright!

However, one thing that has become prominent in the past few years has been efficiency. You can’t really escape it, and it’s on the forefront of everyone’s mind, from a climate activist to a renter who is trying to save money to pay bills. The more efficient you can be, the less money you have to spend on a regular basis and the better off you’ll be in the long run.

So, what is efficiency and how does it relate to HVAC in Des Moines, IA? We’ll get to that down below. Hopefully, after reading this blog post, you have a new appreciation for high-efficiency HVAC system and the professionals who maintain them!

Energy and Fuel Are Getting More Expensive

Back many years ago, fuel and electricity were fairly cheap. It was possible to purchase a house, run an air conditioner, a heating system, and live a luxurious lifestyle on one person’s income. That’s not quite true anymore, and one of the main reasons for this is the increased price of gas and electricity.

Not only are certain fuels becoming outdated due to their environmental impacts and scarcity, but more people are depending on an already stressed power grid and natural gas infrastructure, meaning the price for all of these resources has steadily risen, while many people are still making the same they were years ago.

This means that the less energy or fuel your HVAC system uses up, the more you’re saving without having to do anything. Efficiency allows us to stay comfortable and save money, without nixing air conditioning or heating altogether.

Renewable Power Options

Not everything about efficiency is responding to negative forces–some very good things are happening that you should take advantage of! Renewable power sources are becoming more affordable and accessible to set up. From solar panels to hydro electric plants, it’s clear that our country is going to be getting a lot more sustainable and affordable electricity in the next few decades.

This means that your high-efficiency heat pump might be able to work with the help of your own home’s solar panels in a few years time, which means you could heat your home at a much cheaper cost than you are now.

Less Is More

Wasted energy is just that, a waste. Focusing your efforts on efficiency and curbing energy or fuel waste means you get to save money without really doing anything. You can still enjoy the same indoor temperatures and air quality without the unnecessary energy loss when you make improvements to your home’s insulation, upgrade your system accordingly, and stay on top of maintenance.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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