A majority of the energy we consume goes into keeping ourselves comfortable, entertained and fed. The age of a home’s systems is directly related to how efficient they are. While a refrigerator purchased 7 years ago may still perform its functions and resemble current designs, technology improvements warrant replacing it. Using purchasing tools like Energy Star ratings to review products can be an effective means of reducing a homes daily drain on resources and your wallet. The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system of production housing was included to condition the house, satisfy bank mortgage standards, meet a price point and installed to meet a schedule. Regardless of the quality of the product or installation, most residential HVAC systems were built to operate at no more than 85% efficiency.
- Amber Bradshaw
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