Energy Saving Tips | Air Conditioning Service
Save Money on Heating this Winter
During the winter, heating costs can consume a large portion of your monthly budget. The following are a few energy saving tips that can assist you in keeping warm air in and winters cold out, while minimizing energy costs. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to receive professional heating and air conditioning service.
Seal the Leaks
Now is the time to provide a check-up for your home where you are potentially losing heat. The worst culprits are drafty windows or doors, inadequate insulation, and ductwork with failed seals. Upgrading your home’s insulation can potentially save up to 30% on the cost of heating. In addition, replace worn door sweeps and seals.
Inspect the attic, and if the rafters are visible, the attic insulation needs to be upgraded. Over time, blown in insulation will settle, eventually exposing rafters. An energy audit is one means of identifying a home’s energy deficit.
Adjust the Thermostat
Keeping your home’s temperature at 68-70 degrees during waking hours in the winter can add up to money saved. Lower the thermostat when you are not home to 55 degrees, and to 65 degrees or lower while you sleep. For each degree you adjust the thermostat, you save 1 percent on the cost of energy. Do not set the temperature below 55 degrees to avoid frozen pipes.
Upgrade the Thermostat
A programmable thermostat will allow you to control when the heating and air conditioning will run. You can save up to 20% on energy costs by using a programmable thermostat. A Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning technician can provide the thermostat installation, and other heating and air conditioning service that you need.
Hot Water Heater
Turn the temperature down on your water heater to 120 degrees F. For every 10 degrees you turn it down, you can save about 3-5% on your bill. However, do not go below this temperature, as bacteria are more likely to thrive in the tank.
Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule pre-season heating and air conditioning service. Annual maintenance will ensure the safe operation and provide peak energy efficiency of the HVAC system, while extending its service life.
Install an Energy Efficient System
Consider installing a new energy efficient < strong>heating and air conditioning system. Today’s high efficiency equipment can save you significantly on your utility bill. Rebates or tax credits may be available with the purchase of ENRGY STAR qualified, reducing your initial investment. Our certified HVAC technicians can provide the installation, or the heating and air conditioning service that you need.
Routine Filter Changes
Replacing the air filter each month, or as the manufacturer recommends, maintains the proper performance, and assists in keeping the coil clean. Dirty filters and coils can reduce the airflow, adversely affecting the system’s performance, while reducing the air quality of your home, and potentially cause damage to the HVAC system.
Routinely Inspect the Duct System
Over time duct seals can fail, allowing conditioned air to be lost. Sealing ducts can save up to 30% on energy by eliminating conditioned air losses. Our experienced technicians can provide the duct repair or other heating and air conditioning service that you require.
Save With Lighting
Switching lighting to compact fluorescents or LED bulbs will save you money.
Eliminate Standby Energy Loss
Electronics use power even when off. Eliminate this unnecessary loss by plugging electronics into a power strip, and turn the strip off when you are through using them. Though the amount of power consumed is small, over time it adds up.
When the fireplace is not in use, close the damper to prevent heat loss. Ensure the fire is completely out and no coals are present before closing.
When replacing appliance select ENERGY STAR models for increased reliability and saving energy.
Open drapes to allow the sun’s warmth to enter on sunny winter days. Close them in the evening to keep the chill out.
Set ceiling fans to run clockwise, which will direct warm air to the floor, helping you to stay warmer.
Properly humidified air makes the home feel warmer, enabling you to set the thermostat lower. In addition, a whole house humidification system will reduce symptoms due to dry air, such as dry skin, sore throats, and a runny nose. Our technicians can install the whole house humidifier you need, or provide other heating and air conditioning service for you.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified HVAC technicians provide superior service, and are dedicated to your satisfaction. Our experienced professionals offer heating and air conditioning service repair, and installation. We hope you found these energy saving tips useful. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.