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It Pays to Go Green

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Making the switch to energy-efficient products is usually met with high costs, but over time, that upfront investment pays off. Keep reading for the big-ticket items in your home that you should consider replacing.


Purchasing a new heating and cooling system for your home is no small investment. A new unit can range from x to y dollars depending on the size, the model, and a number of other factors. But that price tag will be worth it in more ways than one.

According to the US Department of Energy, most central air conditioning units last about 20 years. After about 10 years of operation, your air conditioning unit is passing its mid-life point and if you were to upgrade your unit you might save between 20 and 40 percent on your energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Water Heater

Did you know that your water heater is the second-largest energy consumer in your home? That’s why it is important to make sure your unit is operating as efficiently as possible.

Similarly to your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to replace your water heater before it fails in order to see maximum energy savings. This will keep you from dealing with water heater leaks, a burst tank, and will save you money in the long run on operational costs.

The energy savings of a newer, more efficient water heater could pay for the new water heater in just a few years!

If you are interested in making your home more energy-efficient and watching those savings roll in, don’t hesitate to contact the air conditioning and heating experts at DG Heating & Air Conditioning today! Visit us online, or contact us by phone at (408) 669-3496 to learn more about how we can help.