AC & Heating Tips
Energy Efficiency Tips To Save You Money
Check Your Thermostat
Cool your home at 78º or warmer with the fan switch on "auto." For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82º when you're not home.
Utilize Ceiling Fans
Keep your home comfortable and reduce your heating and cooling costs by installing energy-efficient ceiling fans to circulate the air. The average cost to run a fan is only $7 a month!
Keep interior doors and vents open to help circulate the air.
Keep Your Unit Clean & Clear
Be sure to clean or change your air filter at least once a month, and always use the proper size for your unit. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.
Upgrade Your Insulation
If your home was built before 1985, you may need to upgrade your insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.
Consider Buying a New Heating and Air Conditioning Unit
If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit. For maximum energy savings, ask us about the Trane XL20i.
Remember To Clean Your Duct
Don't forget that regular duct cleaning is necessary for your heating system to be optimal.
Keep Sunlight Out
Close your blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest time of day.
Don't Ignore Problems.
When you have a big problem - like an air conditioner that quits during the hottest day of summer, or a furnace that stops in the dead of winter - it goes without saying that you'll call for service. Smaller heating and cooling problems are easier to ignore, but this is the last thing you should do. By calling for service as soon as you notice the symptoms of an ailing system you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair job. You'll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany a poorly functioning system. You should have your air conditioner or furnace checked when you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Decreased air flow from the registers;
- Strange noises coming from the unit;
- Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the system is running;
- The system cycles on and off more frequently than it used to;
- The breaker in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing);
- Ice appears on your system or piping, either inside or outside the house;
- Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner or heat pump won't come on.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call us today to have your system checked and serviced to avoid larger problems down the road.