Residential heating and air conditioning systems are hugely important, particularly in areas of the United States that deal with both hot summers and bitterly cold winters. In these regions and states, residential heating and air conditioning systems are often even considered necessary for survival, as those without these residential heating and air conditioning systems are susceptible to weather related conditions like heat stroke and hypothermia, particularly those under the age of five and the elderly. Therefore, we need residential heating and air conditioning systems. However, if we are to have them work as effectively and efficiently as we would wish, it’s important that we take good care of them, providing regular maintenance and servicing, as well as providing these systems with the adequate repairs whenever necessary.
Let’s first consider the furnace, a typical part of any residential heating and cooling system in the United States. A new furnace may certainly be an investment, but it’s certainly one that pays off by keeping your home heated throughout the long winter. In fact, one furnace alone can last nearly as long as twenty years if properly cared for before needing to be replaced. However, once you do need to replace your furnace, it’s within your best interests to choose a high efficiency model. There are now high efficiency furnaces on the market that achieve an efficiency rate as high as ninety seven percent, which is considered to be near total efficiency. This energy efficiency can mean a considerable subsequent reduction in heating costs.
Switching to a high efficiency air conditioning unit can also be hugely beneficial. Between heating and air conditioning services, nearly fifty percent of energy use is accounted for in the typical home in the United States. This means that just by switching to more efficient heating and cooling systems, a considerable amount of money can be saved, as well as a reduction of a household’s overall environmental footprint. In fact, just by switching to a high efficiency air conditioning unit, one household’s air conditioning (and energy) costs could drop by as much as half. Regular maintenance is also crucial for air conditioning systems, as the typical air conditioning machine will lose some of its efficiency with use and time. However, much of this efficiency can be restored if the air conditioning system is regularly provided with maintenance. This maintenance can reduce energy use, having a positive impact on both the environment as well as the finances of the home owner. As more than half of all of the homes all throughout the United States have at least one air conditioning unit, it is safe to say that the majority of the population of the United States could benefit from this information.
There are many reasons that we need our residential heating and air conditioning systems, from staying cool in the summer to staying warm during long winters (particularly in some parts of the United States, where winter can last longer than any other season, from November to even part way through April). Residential heating and air conditioning systems can also, unfortunately, cost the average home owner a considerable amount of money. However, much of the money spent on heating and air conditioning energy use can be saved when home owners around the country begin making the switch to high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems. These high efficiency systems save not an insignificant amount of money, as well as lessening the environmental footprint of the home owner by consuming considerably less energy.