Amenities are a necessary expense for the home, yet it also may be unexpectedly high in cost.
For U.S homeowners., air conditioning may cost over $11 billion annually, although regular maintenance may lessen these costs by ensuring more efficient functioning. The best action to take, however, would be to switch to a high-efficiency AC unit and to keep the home cool through other actions which could potentially reduce AC energy use by 20% to 50%.
When it comes to air conditioner installations higher in efficiency, consider the mini split AC system.
The mini split AC system is a ductless system, which means they don’t suffer from the losses in energy associated with ducts. Over 30% of energy may be lost due to space within the system. Not to mention, ductwork is expensive to have installed.
When it comes to the mini split AC system, ducts are taken completely out of the picture, as they consist of two components, an indoor air-handling unit, and an outdoor compressor/condenser unit, and installation only involves a hole in a wall for a conduit.
A mini split AC does much more than lower your utility bill.
Outside of an AC unit, other actions can be taken to reduce energy consumption and lower your utility bill.
For one, insulation is key. A well-insulated home prevents the loss of heat or cold. In order to better insulate your home, keep track of the little gaps and cracks – particularly underneath and around door frames, around windows, perhaps any holes in the walls. Focus on covering those up, and you’ll find that a lot less heat will sneak its way into your home.
Consider window coverings. Sunlight throughout the day does make a room warmer, so opt to cover them. Thermal curtains or shades will do more than a sheer covering, and for the most extreme of measures, a blackout curtain will insulate from sunlight the most.