Reasons to Care about Energy Efficiency


We started talking earlier this week about reasons to care about being energy efficient.  Many people talk about being energy efficient by using energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs or buying newer energy efficient appliances.  Did you know that it actually helps our economy here in America  as well?

  • By working together to be energy efficient, the American government, businesses and citizens can save nearly $500 Billion a year in unnecessary energy costs!
  • Also, energy efficient projects create jobs here at home such as building improvements and structural repairs!
  • Lawmakers making energy-efficient policies lead to breakthroughs among manufacturers innovation wise. For instance, standards that started in 2012 requiring light bulbs to be at least 25% more energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs created  new lighting innovations!

By smart about being energy efficient in your own home.  Remember that maintaining your air conditioning unit prevents unnecessary repairs many times and allow better air flow to your home, cutting down on your electric bill!  Give us a call and will schedule an appointment to maintain yours next week! 336-299-3010.


Why Should You Care About Energy Efficiency?


We have talked previously about the benefits of maintaining your heating and air conditioning units.  It actually saves you money in the long run!  But did you also know other ways to be energy efficient?

  • You can actually save up to 30% on your electrical bill by buying energy star appliances
  • By utilizing energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs you save 30-80% on your energy bill as well! You could save up to $100 a year by replacing those old incandescents! Who doesn’t want an extra $100 in their pocket?
  • By washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot could save you as much as $63 a year as well!

Many of us grew up leaving the lights on all day long at home whether we were home or not.  We now know better.  Did you know that being energy efficient not only helps the environment but helps our economy as well?

Stay tuned this week as we talk more about Why You Should Care About Energy Efficiency.


CCAC also offers Plumbing & Electrical


Have you heard the good news? That Central Carolina Air Conditioning now offers Plumbing & Electrical services as well? You no longer have to call separate companies to service many of your home repairs.

And we also offer service agreements for both to save money on repairs and replacements. You can buy a plumbing agreement for $125 and we will come check more than 95 areas in your home that might have leaks or problems.  Or you can purchase a Plumbing & Electrical service contract for only $199 and have all of your electrical areas checked as well! Remember, as we have discussed previously, service contracts save you money in the long run. Be Smart About Your Money!

Service contracts help you save money and time on repairs and replacements!


Being Smart About Money


As we discussed previously, many homeowners think that you save money by not servicing your furnace or air conditioner.  Many people believe that once you install a furnace or air conditioner that you simply use it until it dies. Some think that you are wasting cash by paying for a maintenance plan that you won’t use.

The exact opposite is true.

Unlike insurance policies where you might pay for decades or warranties on appliances that you never use, purchasing a maintenance plan extends the life of your current furnace and air conditioner.

Like we said before, it’s like maintaining your car. You can read more about the similarities here.  Our service technicians come out twice a year to review and clean out your system.  Cleaning your equipment accomplishes the following:

  • Reduces monthly utility bills
  • Extends the life of your equipment
  • Improves efficiency and safety
  • Can prevent possible problems
  • Improves air quality
  • Reduces airflow restrictions in your home
  • Cleans external & internal debris from your unit
  • Offers you a peace of mind

We will explain each of the above mentioned benefits for you in upcoming posts. Also, did you know we also offer plumbing and electrical services as well?  Stay tuned!

Are you saving money?


Many people think they are saving money by not having their heating and cooling units serviced.  However, the exact opposite is true.

Cleaning your heating and cooling units twice a year is like changing your oil in your car.  Do you know why changing the oil is so vital to keeping a clean engine?  Oil in your engine lubricates the metal parts in your engine so the parts work together well.  If you don’t, the oil breaks down over time, causing the metal parts to overheat and even destroy your engine!

Similarly, by maintaining the very units that service your home, you are actually saving money and saving excessive wear and tear on your units.

Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing ways to save money and become more energy efficient in your home!