AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ Category

Sign Up for a Maintenance Program and Save Big

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Have you scheduled maintenance for your air conditioning and heating systems this year? If not, take the time today to sign up for a local maintenance program, and start saving big time on heating and air conditioning repairs and your monthly bills.

Heating and air conditioning maintenance contracts vary from company to company. But they all have the same basic goal: to make sure you get the service you need each year to keep your HVAC equipment running as smoothly as possible.

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How to Tell Your Ductwork Needs Replacement

Monday, November 14th, 2016

If you live in the Nichols, GA area, you use your air conditioner most of the year. But right about now is when we all get a much-needed break from the heat. That makes the fall season a great time of year to do something about major problems within your HVAC system.

Collapsed and damaged ductwork deserve attention, so that you get more efficient heating and cooling and so that your system doesn’t need to work so hard to keep you comfortable. So how can you tell your ducts need replacement?

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Signing Up for a Maintenance Program Improves Home Efficiency Year Round

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Take control of your home efficiency today! Wherever you are, there are likely local heating and AC technicians who offer maintenance packages that include many of the elements you need for better efficiency and a longer-lasting AC and heating system. Check out the details below, and get in touch with our team if you’re in our service area.

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Find Out If You’re Spending Too Much on Home Cooling

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

It seems like your air conditioning costs are out of control in the summertime. But what can you do besides shut off your AC system and stay uncomfortable throughout the day and night?

Chances are high that you’re spending more than you need to. Schedule an energy audit with a qualified technician today to find out if you’re spending too much on these common home and AC system issues.

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How an Energy Audit Can Help Your Home

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Do you feel like your energy bills are out of control? Do things get worse in the summertime heat, when your air conditioning system seems to use far too much electricity? There may be a way to get things back on track.

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3 Reasons You Should Schedule Blower Door Testing Today

Monday, June 15th, 2015

As the weather continues to get hotter, opening your energy bills can become frightening. You do everything you can to save energy, taking advantage of your programmable thermostat to run the air conditioner at an efficient temperature only while you are home. However, your bills still seem to go up each year.

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Could Your Home Benefit from an Energy Audit?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

You do everything you can to save energy around the home. You turn of lights when you leave a room, keep the AC at an efficient temperature, make sure that any electronics are shut off before you go on vacation, and you may have even switched to energy efficient lighting and LED bulbs. But did you know that your home may have areas that contribute to major energy losses, especially when it comes to your heating and cooling? Nearly any home can benefit from an energy audit, which helps you find more ways to save.

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How Does a Solar Panel Work?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Energy efficiency has become both a local and global issue, and thanks to technological advancements in many areas, homeowners have more access than ever to some energy-saving products. One category of products that are making a big dent in reducing energy usage is solar. Solar panels are becoming a very popular option for many homeowners to significantly offset their electrical usage. The energy generated by solar panels can be used to power specific systems, like an HVAC system, or simply to add electricity to your electrical panel to reduce the amount of power drawn from the utility company. These attributes make solar energy very versatile, and either way you choose to use your solar energy, each helps reduce your overall energy usage. But unless you work with energy efficiency experts, you may not see all the benefits you want for your Hilton Head home. Correct installation, repair and maintenance are the key for any energy-saving system, so call the experts you can count on: AAction Air.

How Photovoltaics (PV) Work

Solar panels are powered by photovoltaics, also known as PV. PV works by converting direct sunlight into electrical energy at the atomic level. All PV energy begins with a single solar cell. The solar cell has a top and bottom that are oppositely charged, and these two polarities are connected by electrical conductors in order to create an electrical field. When direct sunlight hits a solar cell, electrons are knocked loose from each polarity and captured in the electrical conductors, creating a flow. Conductive metal plates collect the flow of electrons, then pushes the flow electrons, now electricity, to your home’s electrical panel for use.

Benefits of Solar Energy

Clearly you can offset your own personal energy usage when you choose to install solar panels at your home, but there are some other benefits to consider:

  • Ongoing, renewable source of energy – the sun isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and with solar energy, you can use this sustainable energy source to help power your home.
  • No greenhouse gases – solar energy doesn’t produce any greenhouse gases, so it is extremely environmentally-friendly.
  • Little maintenance is required – solar panels do not have any moving parts, and they are very durable, so very little maintenance is needed for them.

If you are ready to take advantage of the power of the sun with solar panels, call the experts at AAction Air today!

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