ENERGY CONSERVATION VS ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Every homeowner strives to provide a comfortable home in which to rest and relax. As homeowners, you understand it is your duty to take care of your property and provide a stable environment for your family and friends. At Air Solutions, we can provide you with the essential service solutions to keep your home nice and comfortable year round. We specialize in heating and cooling services, from installations to repairs and maintenance. Our technicians have the tools and knowledge to keep your heating and cooling units up and running year round.

A common question we are faced with as a top contractor in the industry is energy conservation and energy efficiency. Both go hand in hand but are different in terms of meaning. Once you understand the difference between the two, you will be able to practice both to ensure your home is comfortable and safe year round.

ENERGY CONSERVATION
The term energy conservation means that you are taking action to save energy in the home by reducing the amount you use. You can do this in a number of ways in the home, especially when considering your HVAC systems. For example, a programmable thermostat can be installed in the home and provide you with convenient temperature control. With this option, you can set the temperature in the home and have the unit shut off while you are away. This is an optimal way to conserve energy. You can then set the system to turn back on before you arrive home so you can still enjoy the comfortable heating and cooling based on the season.

Our team at Air Solutions can help you to install a programmable thermostat so you can begin to see energy savings in the home. This is just one way you can use less energy to help with conservation methods. This is good for your pocketbook as well as the environment.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The term energy efficiency means that you are saving energy but using the same level of service. Take your HVAC system for example. If you have an older air conditioner unit, you will use the system to cool the home. Turn the unit on for 8 hours in the day and you will use a certain amount of energy. With an energy efficient air conditioning unit, you can run the unit for the same amount of time but use less energy in the process. Energy efficient systems are constructed to use less energy but function the same.

Our company specializes in energy efficiency and can help you to use less energy in a variety of ways. The best way to do so is to install a brand new unit that is energy efficient. You will be using less energy but still have a comfortable home. You can also use our maintenance service to keep your heating and cooling systems up to date on cleaning and inspection. This way, your system will continue to work as needed and will not lose the amount of energy efficiency the system can provide.

From changing out your air filter to installing a programmable thermostat, there are many ways you can take advantage of energy efficiency as well as practice energy conservation. By learning the difference between the two, you have a better understanding of what you can do to make a difference in the home.

To learn more about efficiency and conservation when it comes to home heating and cooling, contact Air Solutions today. We are ready to assist you in any way we can to provide you with a comfortable, safe and inviting home.