Go Green with R. Brooks Mechanical Inc.
Dedicated to Helping Property Owners Improve Their Energy Efficiency
Efficient, green air conditioning and heating systems can save energy and save you some green at the same time. Today’s high efficiency, environmentally friendly heating and cooling units pay for themselves in a short amount of time in lower utility bills. If your system is more than ten years old, or isn’t heating and cooling as well as it did last year, it may be time to replace it with a new, energy-efficient system.
Approximately 40 percent of residential energy costs come from heating and cooling your home. Our employees are well versed in all the newest high efficiency systems available. From Condensing Furnaces and Boilers, Geothermal, Dual fuel heating, Mini split systems, variable speed fan motors, and inverter powered compressors today’s systems can respond to your varying heating and cooling needs. With the newest technology on your side your system will intuitively respond to your comfort needs, by running at the appropriate capacity and reducing your energy consumption year-round.
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Make your home more efficient with these simple tips.
Use a combination of caulk, foam board, expandable sealant, and weather stripping to fill gaps. Attics in particular are often full of holes from recessed lights, electrical wiring, chimney chases, and more. Look for dirty insulation, which is a sign of air leaks. In the basement, check for gaps around ductwork and plumbing pipes. And don’t forget about window and door frames, as well as electrical outlets and switches. Cracked caulking and staining around those openings are indications of air leaks.
Check Insulation Levels
If your attic has less than 11 inches of fiberglass or rock wool or 8 inches of cellulose, you would probably benefit by adding more. Also check for missing insulation, over the attic hatch, for example. Compressed insulation loses its effectiveness, so don’t store things on top of it. You may also need to add insulation in the basement or crawl space.
It’s the last step, and the one that’s the most overlooked. Spending $500 to seal leaky or poorly insulated ducts that run through crawl spaces, attics, or other unconditioned areas can save you about $400 per year, according to the Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor. Remediation is dirty work that requires the right materials. Leave it to a qualified heating and cooling contractor.
You should have your heating and cooling equipment inspected annually and change furnace and A/C filters monthly. Regular maintenance keeps your system running properly, reducing the extra energy consumption caused by a stressed system. Our skilled technicians can catch small repairs needed and prevent costly unexpected system failures.
A programmable thermostat is also worth every penny. By automatically lowering your heating-system thermostat 5 to 10 degrees at night and during the day if no one is home, the device will shave up to 20 percent off your heating costs. You can also save on cooling costs by raising the thermostat five degrees and using ceiling fans.
No matter how large or small the project may be, we are prepared to help! Contact R. Brooks Mechanical Inc. today to find out how to get started.