The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills and a good portion of this of this amount is for cooling costs. One function of the Environmental Protection Agency is to help Americans make good decisions, including those regarding your home’s air conditioning system. The end result of this assistance can mean lower energy costs, improved comfort at home and better environmental outcomes in the future.
In fact, the energy used in the average house is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as the average automobile. Power plants burn fossil fuels to produce electricity. Even though it is a more implicit form of pollution, it occurs nonetheless. By using less energy at home, you help reduce the emissions that contribute to the unnatural heating of the planet. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and usage. For those in search of recommendations and information about energy-efficient equipment, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program can help.
For many the summer means running the air conditioner constantly, when the temperatures heat up, the efficiency of our air conditioners drop dramatically. In these months, the air conditioner’s thermostat should not be set any below 78 degrees. At the same time, the settings should not be any higher than 68 degrees in the winter time. Keeping to these guidelines will help maximize energy savings.
There is little need to make drastic lifestyle alterations. Rather, gradually adjust the temperature on the thermostat to help ensure everyone in the family is as comfortable as possible and more receptive to change. Reduce, or raise the temperature just one degree at a time and try it for a week. Over time, you might be able to adjust three or even four degrees comfortably and save a chunk of money. For further A/C assistance by Chesterfield look to American Services.
American Services continues to be proud to serve the following industries in providing cooling maintenance, and repair in St. Louis:
National Chain Restaurants
Food Service Industry
National Chain Food Stores
Cold Storage Facilities
Retail Grocery Industry
Truck Stops/Travel Centers
Independent Supermarkets and Restaurants