In searching for ways to save on their energy bill, people usually ask opinion of others who have requested work from an HVAC professional. But people often forget to consider actually asking their HVAC professionals.
The following tips will help to keep homeowners and their energy bills happy for a long time..
Knowing When to Repair or Replace Your HVAC System
If your heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it with a more efficient system. There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not to repair or replace HVAC system, such as its age and overall investment costs—from initial purchase price to long term operating costs and utility rates.
Save Money with Digital Thermostats
Heating and air conditioning systems use the most energy in a home. One way to keep the costs in check is to install a digital thermostat. This simple gizmo can automatically change a home’s temperature while the occupants are away or asleep for optimum energy efficiency. For every degree a thermostat is set back during an eight-hour period—or more during air conditioning season—the energy savings equals up to one percent. Set the thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for the eight hours you’re away or asleep and the savings can reach up to 15 percent.
The Importance of Structural Ventilation
Properly venting your attic and crawlspace controls heat and moisture levels in your home that affect your HVAC system’s capacity to maintain temperature and keep you comfortable. Cross ventilation between the eaves and ridge line in your attic helps control heat and humidity both in the attic and your living space, so ensure these vents are not blocked. Crawlspaces must be properly vented as well to control moisture and prevent structural rot. Visible mildew indicates a need to contact a professional contractor for help properly ventilating this area.
Be Aware of Seasonal Energy Needs
Just like the weather, your heating and cooling needs vary with the seasons. Familiarizing yourself with seasonal tactics used to control energy cost such as adjusting ceiling fans, utilizing attic and whole house fans, seasonally adjusting your thermostat, and more can help keep your home and family comfortable without wasting energy dollars.
For more information, visit springhillairconditioningpro.com or make a call at (352) 600-6760.
Yoakum Air Conditioning Inc
18119 Rolls Royce Pl, Spring Hill, FL 34610
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