Upgrading Your Home for Energy Efficiency

Did you know that 40% of this country’s energy production is consumed by residential and commercial buildings? On average, 10% of a household’s energy bill can be attributed to waste resulting from inadequacies in its heating and cooling systems. These include heavily outdated and inefficient equipment in particular, as well as leaks in the structure’s thermal envelope.

Our HVAC specialists at Kemnitz Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. explain why continuing to use old HVAC systems could be costing you an arm and a leg in utilities every year, and what you can do to upgrade to a more efficient system.

Energy Audits

Energy audits, also known as energy evaluations, are a great way to establish a baseline for your efficiency goals. Audits take into account all appliances and equipment in your home that continuously consume power. You can try to get an audit started on your own, but a professional comprehensive inspection is needed to accurately locate all potential energy drains. This will serve as your guide when determining specific steps toward energy efficiency.

HVAC Checkups

Kemnitz Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. offers seasonal maintenance programs to help address energy “sinks” in your home. These inspections will include detecting and sealing air leaks, replacing or installing insulation, calibrating thermostats and tuning up your heating and cooling system.

Other Upgrades

There are a few ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency without having to directly make changes to your HVAC system. Replacing your windows and doors with those that have ENERGY STAR®-certified glass and making use of insulated siding materials are two of the most common ways you can bring down your energy consumption. These may not involve HVAC systems, but they can collectively help your efforts to become more energy efficient.

Let Kemnitz Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Help You

With over 30 years of expertise in the heating and cooling industry, Kemnitz is one the leading HVAC specialists in Orange County and surrounding areas. Call us at (949) 453-8500 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with our professional technicians today.


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