Energy Saving Tips
There are quite a few, simple ways you can conserve energy and lower monthly utility bills.
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First and foremost, schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system. A seasonal tune-up will maximize efficiency, keep equipment in peak working order, and virtually eliminate costly repairs. And don’t forget to clean air filters during Summer and Winter months. Dirty air filters can restrict air flow and compromise performance. Also, keep in mind your air compressor needs space to work efficiently. Take a moment and make sure nothing is stacked against or draped over your HVAC system.
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When it’s time to install a new heating and cooling system, don’t assume the size of your current unit is suitable. Ask the trained professionals at Davis Modern Heating & Cooling to advise you on the appropriate heating and cooling option for your specific needs. Make a note of efficiency ratings while your shopping. Furnaces with an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of 92 or higher and a variable speed blower motor are best. For central air conditioning, look for a model with a minimum SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of 14. Once you’ve decided on a system, trust installation to the professionals at Davis Modern Heating & Cooling. We’ll get it done right!
Check for the ENERGY STAR label. The US Environmental Protection Agency established the ENERGY Star program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by wasteful energy usage. The ENERGY STAR label makes it simple for consumers to recognize and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without losing features, performance and comfort. ENERGY STAR models typically use 15 to 25 % less energy than standard models. Click here to see Energy Star’s available tax credits.
Increasing Your Home Efficiency
Some small adjustments around the home can add up to big savings when it comes to heating and cooling. Open shades, blinds and drapes during Winter months to gain the sun’s heat and close them to block the sun from overheating your house during the Summer months. Close exterior doors and windows tightly to prevent air from leaking in or out. Seal gaps around doors and windows with caulk and weather stripping. Check your attic for leaks and install insulation rated R-30. Set your thermostat’s fan switch to “auto” so the fan doesn’t run unnecessarily. Also consider installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat will adjust your HVAC system to fit your schedule, lowering and raising temperature settings when you are typically away from home or asleep. You’ll save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back seven to ten degrees Fahrenheit from it normal setting for eight hours a day.
A little bit of time and small amount of effort quickly add up to big savings in energy and utility costs. The experts at Davis Modern Heating & Cooling are always available to assist and advise you in the best possible solutions for maximum efficiency and superior home comfort.
Source: Energy Star