3 Appliances That Use Way More Energy Than You Think

Knowing which appliances in your Parrish, Florida, home consume the most energy can help you determine which to upgrade. By replacing energy hogs with more efficient models, you can keep your energy bills to a minimum. As a result, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. If you’re considering replacing some of your appliances with more efficient versions, you should start with your TV, ceiling fans and air conditioner.

Televisions

Most TVs a few decades were well under 36 inches. Today, it’s not uncommon for homes to have TVs that are 42 inches or bigger. Plus, most homes have anywhere from two to three TVs, which is different from several decades ago when most homes only had one. So, while today’s TVs are usually slimmer, most are still much larger. This offsets any energy gains. To save energy with your TVs, you must:

  • Use today’s most energy-efficient models.
  • Turn them off when you’re not using them.
  • Limit your usage to three to four hours a day.

Ceiling Fans

Using a ceiling fan to circulate air throughout your home is a great way to improve indoor comfort as well as air quality. However, when running multiple ceiling fans at any given time, this can consume a lot of energy. To save on this energy consumption, upgrade your current fans with the versions that use today’s best available technology. Also, make sure the fans have variable speeds and the ability to spin in a reverse direction.

Aging Air Conditioner

An aging air conditioner uses excessive amounts of energy to cool the home, which increases your cooling expenses. Fortunately, you can replace an aging air conditioner with one that features a high SEER rating and advanced technology. The SEER rating on an air conditioner gives you an idea as to how energy efficient it operates. SEER ratings range from 13 to 22. The higher the rating, the better in most cases.

Want to learn how you can save energy with today’s energy-efficient HVAC systems? Contact All American Heating & Cooling at (941) 451-5228.

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