Energy Saving Tips
Follow these tips to save on energy costs
- Upgrade your old thermostat to a Programmable Thermostat. Our Recommendation is the NEST Thermostat (www.Nest.com), Retail Price: $368 includes Tax & Installation
- Set the furnace thermostat at 68 degrees or lower, and the air-conditioner thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, health permitting. 3 percent to 5 percent more energy is used for each degree the furnace is set above 68 degrees and for each degree the air conditioner is set below 78 degrees.
- If your old air conditioner is on its way out replace it with a NEW Energy-Efficient model.
- Use compact fluorescent bulbs. You can lower your lighting bill by converting to energy-efficient low-wattage compact fluorescent bulbs and fixtures.
- Replace old windows with new high performance dual pane windows.
- Clean or replace furnace and air-conditioner filters regularly, following manufacturer’s instructions.
- Follow the manufacturer’s direction on yearly maintenance to extend the life of your unit.
- Install shades, awnings or sunscreens on windows facing south and/or west to block summer light. In winter, open shades on sunny days to help warm rooms.
- Close the damper when the fireplace is not being used. Try not to use the fireplace and central heating system at the same time.
We here at Classic Air Conditioning & Heating understand the value of a dollar. That is why we make sure we do all we can do to keep every penny in your pocket. Taking just these simple steps to reduce your enery cost can save you Hundreds of dollars each year, and add that over time leads to big saving. Also many of these steps above are things that you the homeowner can do yourself, which doesn’t require you any additional cost to hire a professional to come out to your house. So this year be a head of the curve, and don’t wait til its too late and your electric bill has robbed you of all your hard earned cash.