It’s that time of the year again when we like to be in the sun, but also be able to cool off in the comfort of our own homes.  Unfortunately along with that cooling comfort comes higher utility bills.  Most homeowners will just flip a switch and turn on the air conditioner without considering whether or not their ac unit is running as efficiently as possible.  Receiving an Energy Audit from Green Improvement Consulting will help ensure your home and wallet are not uncomfortable this summer!!!

Having an incorrectly sized air conditioner for your home can make a big difference in how much money you will spend trying to keep your home cool.  An air conditioner removes not only sensible heat , but also removes latent heat.  If your air conditioner is too big for your home, the unit will not be able to run long enough to remove the humidity.  Also if your unit is not big enough, reaching your desired temperature will be next to impossible.  You may then notice your air conditioner will not shut off.  Both of these issues will cause your air conditioner to run less efficiently.

With the information generated from an Energy Audit by Green Improvement Consulting, we can help you figure out if your air conditioner is running at it’s highest efficiency.  Our Energy Audit will also determine if your home needs further weatherization to help make it as efficient as possible.  There are rebates available through MGE and KCP&L to help pay for the Energy Audit and possibly cover some of the cost of energy efficiency work that may be need to be completed.  More information on these rebates can be found through KC Cool Homes or hpwes.net.