When you go to shop for light bulbs, tools, or appliances you will see the words energy efficiency on tons of different products. If you are like most people you know that you will save money if you purchase energy efficient products but you may not know much else about it. So what exactly does energy efficiency mean?
Energy Efficiency Definition
Energy efficiency means that you use less energy to provide you with the same service that you were being provided with before from another product. Let’s take a light bulb for example. If you have a regular old light bulb in your light fixture it will light up your room without a problem. As it lights up your room it takes more energy than is needed though because of the amount of heat put off from the light bulb in the process. A light bulb that is energy efficient will create the same amount of light for your room but it will not create heat that is not needed. The reduction in heat makes the light bulb work great with less energy that was consumed with the old light bulb.
Energy Conservation Methods
The phrase energy efficiency also refers to any energy–saving measures that you take to consume less energy. This includes energy conservation. If you turn your thermostat to a cooler temperature you are conserving energy because it will not take as much energy to heat your home if the temperature is lower. You may choose to walk somewhere instead of drive a car to conserve energy. In your home there are tons of different things that you can do to make sure you home more energy efficient. The more energy efficient your home is the less you will spend on utilities. You may have looked into making your home more energy efficient and realized that there is a larger cost upfront to reduce your energy costs. Most energy efficient products do cost more to purchase than their counterparts that use more energy. Over time though you will be paid back that money in the form of reduced energy costs within a short period of time. You can purchase cars, windows, light bulbs, many appliances, air conditioning and heating systems, and more that are all energy efficient. You can also add insulation and other energy saving measures to your home. These things will all aid in making your home more energy efficient.
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How do you know where to start with making your home more energy efficient though? Many people will recommend that you start with something in your home that is consuming lots of energy that you can afford to upgrade right now. Your budget will determine what that item is for you. One item in your home that consumes lots of energy is your heating and air conditioning system. Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system to a newer model that is more energy efficient will help you save hundreds on your energy bills each year. If you are interested in seeing what kind of units are out there so that you can start converting your home into a more efficient household give Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning a call today!