Keep Your Unit Clean & Clear
Be sure to clean or change your air filter about once a month, and always use the proper size for your unit. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.
Upgrade Your Insulation
For homes built before 1985, it may be necessary to upgrade insulation to reduce cooling and heating costs and make your home more comfortable.
Check Your Thermostat
Cooling your home at 78º or warmer with the fan switch on “auto” can provide the best balance between comfort and savings. For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82º when you’re not home.
Make Use of Ceiling Fans
Keep your home comfortable and reduce your A/C costs by installing energy-efficient ceiling fans to circulate the air. The average cost to run a fan is only $7 a month!
Keep interior doors and vents open to help circulate the air.
Seal Cracks in Windows and Doors
Sealing small cracks and crevices (less than ¼ inch wide) between a window or door frame and the molding can save 10% or more on your heating and cooling bills and reduce your carbon emissions by hundreds of pounds.
Install a Door Sweep
A simple plastic, self-adhesive door sweep blocks cold air from entering the home via the space between the door and the threshold and improves heating efficiency.
Consider Buying a Newer, More Efficient Heating and A/C Unit
If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit. For maximum operating efficiency and energy savings, ask Todd’s Lake Country Services about a system well suited to your situation.