Going green. It’s a hot topic these days, where alternative energy and efficiency are at the forefront of the national conversation. The Climate Bill, recently passed by Congress, is a call to action for industry and consumers alike to seek cleaner alternatives to the way energy is manufactured and consumed. Homeowners in Westchester and Putnam counties can do their part by finding ways to make their property more energy efficient while, under the new bill, receiving tax credits for upgrading equipment
Robison, the area’s premier full-service home comfort company, leads the way in innovation when it comes to cost efficiencies for homeowners. That’s why we recommend replacing older energy systems and appliances with today’s Energy Star® models. Energy Star boilers and water heaters offer great ways to reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly energy bill. In addition, you may qualify for rebates and incentives by making the switch.
According to Energy Star, 29 percent of home fuel use is typically devoted to heating. Boilers with the Energy Star label are a solid choice for home heating because they have met the EPA’s strict guidelines. Energy-efficient boilers have been optimized for maximum performance and minimized energy consumption. They also have enhanced features for added convenience including:
- electronic ignition that eliminates the need for a pilot light to burn all the time
- new combustion technologies that generate more heat from the same amount of fuel
- sealed combustion that reduces drafts
If your water heater is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new energy-efficient, Energy Star-certified water heater now, before you start seeing signs of trouble.
Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home, accounting for around 12 percent of residential energy consumption, and costing a household of four up to $620 every year in energy costs. If you invest in a planned replacement of your old water heater with a new Energy Star-certified unit, you can save thousands of dollars in energy costs and avoid potentially costly cleanup if your old unit fails. You can save even more with rebate incentives.
Call Robison for Your ENERGY STAR Upgrades…and Save!
While boilers and water heaters are responsible for your home’s chief energy consumption, other appliances such as clothes dryers, washing machines, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and dishwashers all expend energy, and they too can all be upgraded to Energy Star appliances for maximum savings. Count on the pros at Robison to expertly perform usage inspections and install your new home energy systems — for better efficiency, a lower monthly energy bill, and a healthier environment. For more green tips and to schedule your appointment, contact us online.