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Air Conditioning: More Focus Than Ever Before

Air Conditioning is getting more attention from homeowners these days than ever. There are several different reasons for this increased level of focus.

Why Air Conditioning Gets So Much Focus

Air Conditioning UnitThe first is simple economics.  Times are tougher than they have been in years and everyone is looking for ways to trim their expenses and operate their homes more inexpensively.  Air conditioning units can be very expensive and they use a great deal of electricity. Air conditioning, including heat pumps, is one of the most expensive working units of home ownership and therefore receive a great deal of attention.

The second relates to the cost of energy. Energy is more expensive today than ever before and you do not need to be an industry analyst to see the trend that promises even higher energy costs in years to come. People are hoping to find ways to maintain a comfortable residence while avoiding unnecessary and expensive energy use.

The third is an increased level of environmental consciousness. People understand that the electricity they use comes from power plants and that those plants often rely on the combustion of fossil fuels to generate power. Concerns regarding air pollution and global warming are influencing many to take a closer look at their energy consumption habits.

When you consider these persuasive factors, it becomes relatively easy to see why so many folks are taking air conditioning seriously. What was once just another home appliance is now an area receiving much closer scrutiny.

This new interest in efficiently managing home cooling is producing changes in technology and behavior.  Consider a few of the changes we are seeing with respect to air conditioning use.

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Changes in Air Conditioning Habits

People are making an effort to manage “the little things” associated with their air conditioning.  Thermostats are set a few degrees higher.  Homeowners are checking their duct work for leaks annually. More homeowners are wisely transitioning into new systems to replace less efficient models. Air conditioning owners are more apt to schedule recommended annual inspections than in past years.

Homeowners are also seeking out more efficient cooling options. Heat pumps are gaining in popularity, for instance, and you would be hard pressed to find many AC buyers who do not carefully read the Energy Star tags looking for the best possible efficiency numbers.

This change in perspective is unlikely to be reversed any time soon. The overall economic picture is not promising for the immediate future and environmental consciousness continues to increase. In the coming years, it is highly likely that air conditioning will continue to be a point of focus for homeowners. The days in which an air conditioner was “just another appliance” are behind us and we are unlikely to see them again.

Air conditioning season is upon us, and if you have not had your heat pump or air conditioner serviced a prepared for the long hot summer ahead, give us a call today to schedule a check up for your cooling system. Don’t forget to print and redeem your 20% off coupon at our website. Call us today – (843) 497-9867.

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