Kick the High Energy Habit
You’re working hard and multi-tasking like never before. Today, many households have multiple people working from home. The need to be comfortable all day long has increased and so have those energy bills!
Here are a few facts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration regarding those heating and cooling costs, wasted energy consumption, and just how much you’re paying to keep comfortable in your home. “Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017 and 0.3% above the previous record set in 2007. The increase in 2018 was the largest increase in energy consumption, in both absolute and percentage terms, since 2010.”
Did you know? Up to 50% of your utility bills goes toward heating and cooling your home. With everyone working from home these days this number can actually be much higher. Although there are more energy-efficient options today, most of us are still paying more than we need to on heating and cooling for our homes.
Not To Mention Losses Due to Ductwork. What this means, in laymen’s terms, is that we are paying more for our old ways of heating and cooling. Traditional forced air heating and cooling systems (your furnace and AC unit) force air through a maze of ductwork. However, most people don’t know that their ductwork most likely has leaks and tears which means they are losing energy and losing money. So how much energy are we in the habit of wasting? Most estimates state that we are losing somewhere near 30 percent via leaks, gaps, and seals in these older ductwork systems.
Adding Ductless Is A Great Option. One solution is to add a Ductless Mini Split to your existing heating and cooling system. A Ductless System both heats and cools so one unit can keep you comfortable all year long. Keep your furnace as a back-up for the coldest days of winter and keep your AC as a back-up for the hottest summer days. This is a nice transition for many homeowners.
Go Ductless For An Area or Your Whole House. Another option is to replace your old Furnace and Air Conditioner and go ductless through the whole house. We understand, breaking bad habits can be hard, but it may be the best choice, especially if your furnace is 15 years old or more. It might just be time your heating and cooling system with a more modern and more efficient ductless system.
The point is, with the advancements that have been made in engineering and technology alone, the ROI for an investment in a new heating and cooling system should be substantial. With a ductless system, it could be even more! Plus, you’ll enjoy the modern features of remote control, sleep mode, room-to-room comfort and the super-quiet operation that increases the comfort in any room.
Ductless Zoning. Many homeowners choose to zone their homes for room-to- room comfort. Zoning gives you the greatest control of your energy bills because you can actually control the temperature in each room or zone. Zoning your home is easier with a Ductless System. Depending on the manufacturer, one outdoor unit can have up to 8 indoor heads. Your qualified contractors knows all about zoning best practices and can help you determine if this is right for your home.
Environmental Benefits. EnergyStar.gov says that, “saving energy is important for your pocket book, but also for the environment… In fact, the energy used in the average house causes about twice the carbon pollution as the average car.” Break the habit, and if you don’t do it for you then do it for the environment and those you care about.
If you want to kick the high energy habit, then it is time to make a change, and it is time to go ductless. Save energy and money while reducing pollution and increase comfort all year long with smart and more efficient ductless systems.
The Bottom Line….Ductless systems literally eliminate the wasted energy of old ductwork systems, by removing the need for ductwork, making them instantly more efficient. That means that you will save money on your energy bill monthly. Ductless systems offer some of the highest energy efficiencies meaning you’ll save monthly on your energy bill and you may qualify for rebates and incentives.
The Good News? You don’t have to sweat it any more. High energy bills can be a thing of the past with an ultra-efficient ductless system. Breaking any habit can be hard but getting paid to do it will make it so much easier.
Ready To Break The High Energy Habit? Find your Ductless Contractor on the Ductless Directory. He’ll help you understand your home needs and provide ways to save energy, save money and increase your home comfort.