HVAC Energy Efficiency

- Learn how to save money and save our world.
As indicated at www.energystar.gov, up to half of your monthly energy bill is typically for air conditioning and heating. That means that the decisions you make regarding your HVAC equipment will have a substantial affect on your pocket book.

There are things you can do as a homeowner to your existing system that can help you save:
  • Change your air filter on a regular basis
  • Install a programmable thermostat for precise control over heating and cooling
  • Ensure that your ductwork is properly sealed
  • Have your HVAC system tuned by a local Los Angeles air conditioning contractor

  • Additionally, if your HVAC system is old, installing a new, high efficiency setup will make a huge difference. When you are looking at new equipment, we recommend not just installing one component. If you read our Air Conditioning Tips page you'll see how many components work together to keep you comfortable. With this in mind, replacing an air conditioner but keeping an old evaporator coil can hurt the performance of the new AC unit.

    For more information, review the Energy Star® energy tips PDF below. To request service from a qualified contractor, visit our recommended list: Los Angeles Air Conditioning Contractors

    Energy Star Tips

    Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

    Energy Star® created an ebook to help homeowner learn what they can do in working towards saving money on utility bills.

    Efficient Heating and Cooling

    Conserving Energy Really Is Important
    Modern products make life much easier for us all, but some of them are hurting our environment at alarming rates. Fortunately, manufacturers are taking strides to product energy efficient products and alternative energy solutions that are paving the way for a much better tomorrow.
    HVAC & Energy Consumption
    Your home heating and cooling system will typically eat up half of your monthly utility bill. All of your computers, blenders, lights and gadgets still will not equal the cost of staying comfortable.
    What You Can Do
    As mentioned above, technology is coming around with better solutions that are more affordable than ever. Even the most expensive green options, like geothermal and solar energy, are become more affordable every day. Homeowners who cannot afford a new, more efficient HVAC system can still take steps to save energy, like regular system maintenance, enhanced air filtration and more.
    Pursue Efficient Solutions
    When a Los Angeles AC contractor comes to your home for service work on your heating and cooling system, what is the goal? To save money with the lowest cost fix for a problem? Not the best plan.

    Homeowners need to enable their CA HVAC dealer to provide efficient, energy saving products. Often, a dealer is hammered with customers who just want the lowest price. This forces them to put in cheap product to satisfy customer demand. This in turn just prolongs poor environmental practice nation wide.

    If you are in search of a local dealer you can trust, check our list of recommended contractors: CA AC
    Geothermal Energy
    The greenest way to keep your home comfortable is definitely via either solar energy or a geothermal heat pump (GHP). A GHP uses the constant temperature of the earth as a renewable energy source, exchanging energy during the different seasons to keep your home comfortable the same way a normal electric heat pump would. Renewable Energy
    Who We Are
    Get More Comfortable is a free information resource dedicated to educating homeowners about the products and best practice behind heating and cooling. We can clarify concepts and give you the latest advice. How? Because we are owned by the largest privately held HVAC distributer in the United States.

    Since we are owned by industry experts, we know heating and cooling. Plus, Get More Comfortable isn't pushing a brand at you. There are many manufacturers out there making great product. At Get More Comfortable we'll teach you about important concepts, help you learn about things you didn't know were possible.

    Our goal is to enable you as a homeowner, to be more confident in HVAC decisions while also moving you to new products and solutions that save energy and give you much more control over the comfort levels in your home. We are confident that when you learn about the many possibilities of residential HVAC, you might actually get excited to try some of them out!

    For comments or questions about this site or residential comfort control, use the contact form on our home page. We are not distributing your information to SPAM lists, but simply routing requests to local specialists who can get you the right answer.

    We hope that by using this site, you will truly be able to Get More Comfortable.
    "My wife and I had a hybrid system installed for our home since fuel prices are pretty high in our area. The dealer we used didn't install it correctly, and for an entire year we didn't benefit at all from the extra expense we paid for hybrid heating.

    I talked to the Get More Comfortable team, and they recommended a new thermostat that would handle my existing system. I ordered it, had it installed, and now for the first time we are truly saving money with our home heating system. I highly recommend them!"

    - K & S / Memphis, TN
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