If you’re looking for a place to start improving your home’s energy efficiency, attic insulation is number one. Attic insulations purpose is to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. If you upgrade your attic insulation from three inches to 12 inches, you could save up to 20 percent on your heating costs!
Your home or office can make you sick because it can contain mold, mildew, dust, dust mites, and other airborne particles i.e. pollen, pet dander, and smoking odors. We create tighter, more efficient homes which allow these particles to circulate throughout the home by means of our air conditioning system. Air duct cleaning will remove the majority of these contaminants giving you a more comfortable living and working environment. Dirty air ducts could be the source of headaches, allergies and breathing problems.
At RC's, we understand the old saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That's why we offer our customers the a Preventive Maintenance Agreement called a Universal Savings Agreement or USA. This agreement is renewable each year, and it keeps your air conditioning and heating system operating at peak performance. It prevents many unnecessary breakdowns and saves you 15% on all repairs should you need service.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified. It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. Independent studies showed it saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. So in under two years, it can pay for itself!
Do you have rooms that are too hot or too cold? Do you have "thermostat wars" as people try to get comfortable? Do you use additional heaters to keep warm in the winter, and extra fans to keep cool in the summer? If so, having your air duct system balanced might solve your comfort problems (and save energy dollars to boot).
Zoning is an addition to a duct system that allows the system to supply conditioned air only to the rooms that need it. In addition to increasing comfort, zoning also saves energy dollars. Imagine you come home to a dark house. You come through the door, flip a switch and all of the lights in the house come on! That isn't very efficient, is it? Of course our lights are all controlled in rooms or "zones" of need. Your heating and cooling system can also be zoned, increasing your comfort and saving you money.