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You’ll be happy to know that there are numerous ways to reduce the amount of energy used by your home’s heating, ventilation and cooling systems. Our professionals can assess the energy efficiency of your equipment, recommend repairs or upgrades that will reduce impact on the environment and save you money.

Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® by calling 866-399-2885 to schedule a no-cost analysis of how to save energy in your home.

Green Solutions

You don’t have to give up comfort to reduce your heating and cooling bills or your carbon footprint. Taking simple steps can often help you lower your energy use.

Energy audit

A good place to start is to find out how much energy you’re currently using through a free home-energy audit. You’ll find out how much energy your home consumes overall and also determine the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling system.

Add insulation

Keep warm air in and cold air out (or vice versa) by improving your insulation and closing up any gaps where outside air may enter (around windows, doors, switch plates, etc.). Also, insulating furnace ducts and hot water pipes reduces wasted heat.

Program your thermostat

You can potentially save on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat down 10°–15° for eight hours. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

Tune up your system

No matter what type of heating and cooling system you have, it’s important to give it regular service. A tuned-up system will run more efficiently, help lower your energy costs and last longer. Regular maintenance can also help avoid costly repairs in the future.

Add heating/cooling zones

Zone heating allows you to control the temperature in each part of the home.

Zoning can be accomplished in different ways. A homeowner can install multiple comfort systems to heat (and cool) different parts of the home. For example, you could add supplemental heating sources such as space heaters or gas fireplaces.

Another option is to use a single furnace with mechanical zone dampers installed in the ductwork to direct the airflow only to where it’s needed.

A properly zoned heating and cooling system can save on energy costs because it’s operating only to boost or lower the temperature in areas where needed. But as with any heating and/or cooling system, the key to achieving maximum energy efficiency and comfort with zone heating and cooling is professional system design and proper installation.

High Efficiency

If your system is older, you might be able to cut your fuel bills and your furnace's pollution output significantly with a new, high-efficiency unit.

Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® by calling 866-399-2885 to schedule a no-cost analysis of how to save energy in your home.

High-Efficiency Options

If your system is older, you might be able to cut your fuel bills and your system's pollution output with a new, energy-efficient air conditioning and heating system. There are many different options to choose from.

Heat pumps

If you live in a mild climate and heat with electricity, you might consider a high-efficiency heat pump, which could help lower the amount of electricity you use for heating. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.

Dual-fuel heat pumps

A dual-fuel heat pump system combines an electric heat pump and gas furnace. In areas of the country where temperatures are typically above freezing and that have low electric rates, this is one of the most versatile, efficient and economical heating and cooling systems available.

Geothermal heat pumps

Unlike standard heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps use the ground or water to absorb or dissipate heat. Compared to air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps are more efficient, quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air.

Dual-source heat pumps

These systems combine a standard air-source heat pump with a geothermal heat pump. Dual-source heat pumps have higher efficiency ratings than air-source units, but are not as efficient as geothermal units. However, they cost much less to install than a geothermal unit, and work almost as well.

Radiant heating and cooling systems

These efficient air conditioning and heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. Radiant heating is usually more energy efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts.

Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® by calling 866-399-2885 to schedule a no-cost analysis of how a high-efficiency system can save you energy.