Don’t overlook the importance of maintaining a clean filter. Any accumulated dust in the system can lead to reduced air flow and lost energy. A monthly check of your filters can, in turn, produce an efficiently operating air conditioner and heater year-round. Estimates rank cleaning a filter cuts energy consumption from 5% to 15%, an effort well spent.
Weatherstrip all doors and windows to keep inside temperatures in and outdoor elements out.
When dealing with room units, the best preventive maintenance comes in a simple cover for the unit during winter. Another significant energy-saving tip comes in the repair of any holes in the seals between the air conditioner and the window, which allow the air to escape and moisture to settle in the unit’s metal case. Air conditioner seals need to be in tact.
Do not position lamps near the thermostat, as the heat-producing appliances can actually trick the thermostat to run longer than necessary.
Properly insulated air conditioning ducts lead to a better functioning unit. Ensuring that all attic ducts and other inconspicuous areas of the home are properly working, also adds to the overall functionality of your HVAC equipment.
Properly insulated air conditioning ducts lead to a better functioning unit. Ensuring that all attic ducts and other inconspicuous areas of the home are properly working, also adds to the overall functionality of your HVAC equipment
Timers are an effective energy saving secret. Instead of leaving your air conditioner running all day, simply set the timer to turn on thirty minutes before your arrival, to enjoy a cool home and a smaller energy bill. As with any electrical addition, an expert should evaluate the electrical load of your home before installation. Central air-conditioner thermostats serve the same purpose.
Set the thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Setting the thermostat lower than the desired temperature when you first turn it on doesn’t cool down your home any faster, it only leads to wasted energy.
Keeping drapes and blinds closed during the day can keep heat out, leading to less energy needed for a cool down in the evening hours.
Energy savings can also come by leaving the washing of clothes and dishes for the early morning hours and late at night.
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