Action Air Experts Share San Diego Energy & Money Saving Tips
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (September 29, 2015) – The volatility of the stock market translates to high risk and high stress for investors. As a result, more and more forward-thinking Southern Californians are looking elsewhere for opportunities to creatively and confidently cut costs and maximize financial returns.
Strategic home improvements and simple routine changes can improve quality of life and weight of wallet. The following no-risk tips range in price from a few dollars to a few thousand, and their savings exceed their costs by orders of magnitude. All four are good for the planet, good for the home and great for long-term finances.
1) Go solar: There is no time like the present to invest in a solar energy system for your home. Federal tax rebates continue through Dec. 31, 2015, which means that installation of solar now costs a fraction of the 2016 price and allows homeowners to recoup their investment in a fraction of the time. Net Energy Metering (NEM) is changing. Homeowners must get in by end of year to be grandfathered in.
The switch from carbon-powered energy to solar provides well known benefits to the earth, yet its very real financial benefits are less widely reported. According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA), every dollar saved annually in energy costs with solar equipment increases the value of a home by up to 20 times the annual energy savings. That’s adding $24,000 to the value of a home with average monthly energy savings of $50. Saving $50 per month leads to annual savings of $600, and in 20-years average solar energy savings can total up to $12,000.
The best investments continue to maximize returns over the long-term, and solar does just that. Homeowners who install solar typically recoup their investment in 5 to 10 years, after which lower energy bills keep hard-earned dollars in the bank. The cost of carbon-based electricity has risen steadily and is expected to continue climbing. Relying on the sun to fuel a home is the best way to avoid that growing expense.
In the San Diego and San Marcos area, Action Air (www.ActionAC.net) is the choice for solar installation. The company offers free consultations, and prides itself on connecting customers to cost-friendly solutions. The company’s focus—as it has been for 40 years—is serving customers with the best overall solution for their family or business needs. From solar to HVAC, Action Air is your one call to create comfort indoors – and to utilize solar power outdoors.
2) Replace that old thermostat with a programmable one: Climbing energy costs can come down by adding efficiency, accuracy and control over a home’s heating and cooling. A programmable thermostat can bring savings of around $200 per year on utility bills by cutting down the energy wasted while residents are sleeping and at work.
3) Swap dryer sheets for balls: Forget fabric softener and dryer sheets. Introduce dryer balls to the laundry routine for earth-friendly cost savings that can amount to over $100 a year. Dryer balls eliminate the need for clothes-softening and chemical-laden purchases, and they can cut down on the time it takes to dry clothes by 40 percent.
4) Charge your batteries: Electronics are everywhere now. For anyone who finds themselves buying batteries for a camera, wireless computer equipment or children’s toys, a charger will be a mega money-saver. A battery charger costs about $18 and four AA rechargeable batteries cost about $6—the investment will pay for itself in no time.
About Action Air
Founded in 1975, Action Air, is a leading air conditioning, heating, and solar provider and service company. Owned and operated in San Marcos, CA, Action Air is dedicated to helping customers ‘get comfortable’ and reduce their net facility energy costs. With over 40 years of experience, Action Air specializes in educating home owners and commercial operations how to maximize their environmental comfort with HVAC, solar, and computer system solutions. The Action Air mission is to exceed all customer expectations by creating a culture of integrity, personal responsibility, and commitment, in order to provide all customer-driven services with excellence.