Public interest in energy efficiency continues to grow as the price of oil steadily climbs and the cost of other forms of energy follow suit. With soaring energy prices constantly in the news, consumers and business owners are more readily influenced by energy efficiency.
“Heating and cooling account for about 56 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making them among the largest energy expenses." - U.S.Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “A Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Space Heating and Cooling.”
“Two-thirds of all homes in the United States have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 5 percent of all the electricity produced in the United States, at a cost of over $11 billion to homeowners." - U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “A Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Air Conditioning.”
According to a document provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, regular maintenance of the HVAC system components such as filters, coils and fins are required to enable the system to function effectively and efficiently. The document identifies replacement or cleaning of air filters as the most important maintenance task, noting that “Keeping the filter clean can lower your air conditioners energy consumption by 5 percent to 15 percent." - U.S.Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “A Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Maintaining Your Air Conditioner.”
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