Heating and Cooling Tips
As much as half of the energy used in your home can go towards heating and cooling. Making good decisions about your HVAC system can have a large effect on your energy bills. Maintaining your HVAC systems is key. If you don’t maintain your AC unit, Heat and Ventilation systems, they will not work efficiently and have a greater chance of breaking down.
There are several easy maintenance steps you can take to keep your systems running efficiently.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
Check your filter every month. Especially in the months that have heavier usage, winter and summer months. If it looks dirty and clogged, change it. If not you can leave it in, but we recommend you change it at least every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow the air down and make the system work harder to heat or cool your home, costing your more money.
Tune Up Your HVAC Equipment Yearly
Just as a tune-up of your car can improve your gas mileage, a tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve the comfort and efficiency of your home or office.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is ideal for individuals that are gone at set periods of time. By correctly using a programmable thermostat you can save up to $180 a year on energy costs.
Duct Cleaning and Sealing Air Leaks
Ducts that move air from your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump are often big wasters of energy. Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks can help improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20%. Our duct cleaning service will provide an inspection of your duct work and make sure they are clean, allowing air to flow easily.
Consider Energy Star Rated Products
Energy Star products can cut your energy bill by up to $200 per year. Our AC Installation service will provide a correct installation of your new unit. A unit that is not properly installed can cause the system efficiency to be reduced by 30%.