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Seasonal Tips

Spring/Summer Seasonal Tips

How to be more comfortable and save money during the hot and humid summer months.

 

Have your Air Conditioning system tuned-up for the season, so that you are running at peak efficiency.

Operating at peak efficiency will save money because the system doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job.

Replace your furnace or air handler filters on a regular basis.

Lack of regular filter changes and maintenance can reduce the life of your system. This is the number 1 cause of system breakdowns and costly repair bills.

Keep your thermostat constant.

Constantly adjusting your thermostat can be very inefficient. You can, however, raise it 2-3 degrees during the day while your out to save money. For every degree you raise the temperature you can expect to cut energy consumption by up to 3-5%.

Flip the fan switch on your thermostat into the “fan on “ mode when cooling your house.

This will ensure that there is constant air flow and prevent hot and cold pockets from forming.

Run a dehumidifier in the basement if the basement is humid.

A dehumidifier in the basement will help reduce the humidity levels in the home, making it more comfortable in the hot summer months.

Keep the area around the outdoor unit clean.

Make sure the area around the outdoor unit, at least 12-18 inches, is free from shrubs, fallen leaves, grass clippings and other debris. Keep the A/C’s coil clean following the manufactures’ instruction. This allows for proper performance.

Don’t block vents and ducts inside the home.

Make sure the vents and ducts are not blocked. This will assure airflow in the house.

To obtain even airflow in the home.

You may have to adjust the louvers inside the vents to get more or less airflow in the rooms of your house.

What about vacation time?

DO NOT shut your unit OFF! Set the thermostat between 82-86 degrees. This will allow airflow in your home and keep it and your belongings from being damaged by high humidity.

Fall/Winter Seasonal Tips

Have your Heating system tuned-up, so that you are running at peak efficiency.

Operating at peak efficiency will save money because the system doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job.

Set the Thermostat Properly

Set the thermostat at the lowest winter setting at which you are comfortable. A typical setting is around 68 degrees for heating. Your operating costs increase for each degree your thermostat is raised.

Keep the filters clean

The easiest way to ensure your system operates properly is by keeping the air filters clean. Ask your service technician to show you where your air filter is located and which type of filter to use. You may want to consider upgrading your filter to a higher efficiency longer lasting style.

Make sure vents and grilles are not blocked

Arrange your furniture and drapes so that all vents and grilles are free from obstruction. This will reduce the heating load on your system and assure proper airflow is maintained.

Keep Heat Away from the Thermostat

Make sure no heat-generating appliances are near your thermostat. These include lamps, TV`s, stereo and computer equipment.

What about vacation time?

DO NOT shut your unit OFF! Set the thermostat between 55-60 degrees. This will allow airflow in your home and keep it warm enough so pipes don’t freeze.