Rising Temperatures and Rising Rates
Many things are changing in the world of energy and electricity. California is a world leader in moving to renewable electricity sources. We install more solar panels every year than the rest of the USA combined. But it’s still not enough. California utilities have until 2030 to get half their energy from environmentally friendly sources. They’ll be building more wind farms and geothermal plants to meet those goals. Those projects aren’t cheap. So expect your electric rates to constantly rise over the next fifteen years.
What can you do? Installing solar panels helps you supply clean energy. But what about cutting demand? The biggest consumer of electricity in most homes is the air conditioning. When it gets hot out, your electric bill will heat up, too. But it doesn’t have to. If your equipment is more than 15 years old, you’re burning twice the current you need to keep your home comfortable. New designs and new technology make modern systems twice as effective at cooling per kilowatt you consume.
So do your part to keep our state a leader in energy conservation. Bring your air conditioning into the 21st century. And save money, too, year after year. Higher rates are coming. But bigger electric bills don’t have to follow. Call us today at 626-357-3535 to learn more about an AC installation or replacement for your home.
And for even more ways to save on energy, check out these resources below.
Home Energy Yardstick: What’s Your Score?
This ENERGY STAR calculator will help you compare your household’s energy use to others across the country and get recommendations for improvements. View Link opens in a new window
Energy Savings Calculator opens in a new window
Estimate energy and cost savings for energy- and water-efficient product categories using interactive calculators provided by the Federal Energy Management Program or ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR’S Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling
This 24-page guide explains how much you can expect to save by using ENERGY STAR-qualified heating and cooling equipment.
Home Comfort Solutions Guide opens in a new window
Everything you wanted to know about air conditioning, air quality, and energy savings such as how to improve the efficiency of your home’s systems and how to make every room equally comfortable.
Get “In-The-Know” About Energy Savings
Check out these articles from our blog for helpful tips on saving energy.
U.S. DOE’s Energy Savers Website opens in a new window
This website features a comprehensive section on heating and cooling equipment and includes information about rebates, tax credits, and financing. An interactive map shows you what rebates are available in your state.
ENERGY STAR Publications
Home improvement publications offered free of charge from ENERGY STAR. Includes documents on heating and cooling, lighting, appliances, and many others. View Link opens in a new window