Vampires are very real in American homes–energy vampires, that is. These vampires are electronics and appliances that consume too much electricity, and may be killing your finances without you even realizing it.
Eliminating these energy vampires in your home should be high on your agenda. If you want to see noticeable utility bill reductions, watch out for the following:
Old HVAC Units
Outdated HVAC products are synonymous with inefficiency. While they may still do their job well enough, they don’t accomplish it with any degree of efficiency.
Scheduling regular heating and air conditioning service won’t suffice to boost the performance of older units. If your HVAC system is decades old, you should strongly consider replacing it. A new system will allow you the luxury of capitalizing on the latest technologies like a variable-speed motor to make your home greener.
Chargers will continue to draw phantom energy if left plugged in. Even without being hooked up to any devices, charging platforms quietly consume small amounts of electricity, which can add up significantly. If you can’t remember to unplug when you’re done charging, you should at least consider buying eco-friendly power cords that shut down automatically when the device is fully charged.
Anything plugged in when not being used is a drain on energy. This notion is particularly true when it comes to electronics. Even worse, they often appear to be off when they’re really in standby mode, creating the illusion of zero electricity consumption.
Like chargers, unplug electronic devices such as laptops or TVs when they’re not being used. If you prefer to leave them connected to a power outlet, upgrade to ENERGY STAR–approved products.
Request Heating and Air Conditioning Service in Glendale Now
A qualified technician can’t properly evaluate your HVAC system without first scheduling heating and air conditioning service. Call Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning at (630) 504-7855 to arrange an appointment to determine how much energy you’re wasting with your old equipment.