Heating and cooling your Hilton Head home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 43% of your Hilton Head utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling systems in the United States together emit 150 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, adding to global climate change. They also generate about 12% of the nation’s sulfur dioxide and 4% of the nitrogen oxides, the chief ingredients in acid rain.
No matter what kind of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system you have in your Hilton Head home, you can save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment. Contact your Hilton Head heating and cooling specialist and have your system checked out and repaired accordingly each year. But remember, an energy-efficient furnace alone will not have as great an impact on your Hilton Head energy bills as using the whole-house approach. By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with appropriate insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can cut your energy use for heating and cooling, and reduce environmental emissions from 20% to 50%.