If you’re considering home renovations and improvements this spring, pay attention to how newer, more advanced “green” appliances can reduce your energy use. You’ll not only enjoy greater comfort, convenience and reliability from technologically-enhanced features, but you’ll also shell out less “green” from your wallet in energy costs.
Replacing aging refrigerators, dishwashers, freezers, washers, and dryers with more energy-efficient models is part of a sound strategy for controlling energy costs. But, of course, your air conditioning and heating takes the biggest bite out of your energy funds – as much as half or more in some cases.
According to the Department of Energy, switching to high-efficiency air conditioners as part of your energy conservation efforts can help you reduce your energy use for cooling by 20-50%. That’s a huge savings that adds up quickly.
Over the years, air conditioning technology has made great improvements. If you compared one of today’s best models with an air conditioner made in the mid-1970s, you’d find that it uses 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cool air. But even if your air conditioning system is just 10 years old, you could save 20-40% in cooling energy by replacing it with a newer model.
Remember – it’s not just the unit itself that saves energy. You also need equipment that is properly sized for your home and professionally installed. Units that are too large won’t adequately remove humidity. Units that are too small won’t be able to maintain comfortable cooling on really hot days. To talk about upgrading your air conditioning system, or other energy-saving options, give us a call at 402-362-5702.
Starting September 5th, 2016 through November 25th, 2016 you can save up to $1,600 on a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. Along with possible rebates through your local utility supplier and up to a possible $500 tax credit, you could be getting some huge savings. Team this up with a low-cost Nebraska energy loan for even greater savings.
By switching from an older lower efficiency heating & air conditioning system to a new higher efficiency heating & air conditioning system, you could save up to 40% on your utility bills.
We enjoy being able to save our customers money on the best in home comfort system, and we hope you enjoy it as well! So call us today at 402-362-5702 to schedule a free in-home quote on a new heating & air conditioning system.
Here at J & R Heating we often have customer ask us what we offer for rebates. Our response is always “it depends”. Rebates differ in prices for many different reasons and some of them include brand, EnergyStar ratings, and furnace and air conditioner accessories (example: filtration system). As you can see there are many different variables that may affect the rebates you receive. For those that want to do their own homework before investing in a new heating and cooling equipment, I’ve compiled a list of websites that will simplify your research.
http://www.lennox.com/promotions/ – This is a (lennox) brand website displaying possible rebates and financing offers for that particular brand.
http://dsireusa.org/ – Allows you to click on your state and find out what incentives and policies support renewables and energy efficiency in your area.
http://www.energystar.gov/ – Once you get to this website click on tax credits, then click on Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC). This website will provide you with the approximate amount you will receive from your tax credits depending on what equipment you’re buying.
If these sites were not able to give you enough information don’t forget that your local HVAC dealer is an invaluable resource.