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When It Comes to Home Cooling, Is "Going Green" Really Worth the Cost?

Learn the benefits of green energy for your heating and air conditioning system.

Green Heating and Cooling Systems

How much is green energy going to cost you when it comes to air conditioning? The real question should be how much it's going to cost you if you don't? It's true that green energy air conditioning will require a higher initial investment. Yet, when you consider you can reduce home energy usage by 20 to 50 percent by going green, it's easy to see how this is one instance where going green is almost guaranteed to pay for itself and even save you money as time goes by.

Reduced utility bills aside, the real value of going green extends far beyond the energy savings you'll enjoy. In the case of air conditioning, going green means a healthier home environment for you and your family, a reduction in fossil fuel consumption and the creation of greenhouse gases, and the peace of mind in knowing you're doing your part in creating a better, more environmentally-responsible world for your children and grandchildren.

Tips to Maximize Green Energy Use for Home Cooling

Since the idea of utilizing green energy for your home cooling may be new to you, here are some tips to make the most of it:

  • Increase Your Attic Insulation: Adding more insulation is one of the best investments you can make. It will provide a return on investment in a matter of a few months and last more than a few years.
  • Install Ceiling Fans: The breeze created by a good ceiling fan can eliminate the need to run your air conditioning on milder days and will allow you to set the thermostat at a few degrees higher on days when your air conditioning is in operation.
  • Seal and Insulate Ductwork: Poorly sealed ductwork can drastically reduce the cooling efficiency of your air conditioning system, as can ductwork that runs through un-insulated spaces like attics, garages, and crawl spaces.
  • Install Programmable Thermostats: Multiple-zone programmable thermostats help reduce energy consumption since you won’t have to remember to turn the air conditioning up or down. In addition, every degree higher you set your air conditioning will reduce your home cooling costs by 3 to 5 percent.

For more information on how to use green energy to cool your home this summer, contact one of our friendly green energy experts at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning.

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