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At this point you may be saying to yourself, "Wow, I didn't know I had so many options towards my energy conservation plan." You might also be asking yourself, "What do I do first and where do I start?"

Well, the answer is simple! Begin with a home energy audit. This can be either done by a professional or you can actually do it yourself. A home energy audit will allow you to assess your home and the amount of energy you are using. Remember, auditing alone will not save you money. You must have a plan of action and fulfill your plan!

Your energy audit can be completed with only your last 12 months of utility bills and an energy star yardstick that will compare your home with other homes throughout the country. If all of your energy bills are not available you may contact your utility providers for 12 summaries.

Click Here for an Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick.

Once you have performed your audit, you may also want to estimate your homes appliance and electronic energy before you choose to invest in a costly high efficient appliance. This study will assist you to determine where the bulk of your energy costs are.

Below is a formula that will allow you to estimate the energy use of your appliances.

(Wattage × Hours Used Per Day ÷ 1000 = Daily Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption

(1 kilowatt (kW) = 1,000 Watts)

If you multiply this number by the number of days you use the appliance throughout the year, it will result in your estimated annual consumption for that appliance. You can then determine your annual cost to use that appliance by multiplying the kilowatt hour (kwh) per year as it relates to your utility providers rate per kilowatt hour.

NOTE: Though your refrigerator is constantly turned on, it actually operates in cycles. So in the case of your refrigerator, you must divide the total time it is actually plugged in to determine how much energy it is using.

Here are some examples of calculation:

(250 Watts × 4 hours/day × 125 days/year) ÷ 1000
= 125 kWh × 8.5 cents/kWh
= $10.63/year


Personal Computer and Monitor:

(300 Watts × 5 hours/day × 365 days/year) ÷ 1000
= 547 kWh × 8.5 cents/kWh
= $46.50/year

At A-Anderson Air Conditioning Heating & Electric Company, we understand the critical nature of saving energy. We are in full compliance with all regulations as established by the Department of Energy and will continue to remain aware of the very latest innovations in energy conservation and in the preservation of our natural resources.

Including the installation of high efficiency heating and cooling systems provided by TRANE and Rheem, our EMAX 3000, which is uniquely designed to store unused energy, our Heat Miser, which optimizes how your furnace burns gas and our custom radiant barrier installations, our energy management specialists will provide you with a personalized system that will provide a healthier living environment and save you money for many years.

We would like to invite you to continue to use our website as a source of valuable information and helpful tips to ensure you are getting the very most from your energy spending dollars. If you have any questions or would to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, please feel free to contact us, A-Anderson Air Conditioning Heating & Electrical at 469-556-9568