Please contact Climate Air Limited if you would like more information on reducing the operating costs of your home appliances and HVAC system through our services. We can improve your indoor air quality along with targeting key energy wasting areas.
General Tips for All Seasons
- Consider a programmable thermostat to save you money and maintain a consistent climate in your home.
- Keep your HVAC system well-maintained throughout the year. This includes filters, ducts and more
- Turn off lights when you leave the house entirely.
- Close all doors and windows to keep your system operating economically.
- Reduce the amount of direct sunlight by keeping shades closed.
- Clean the lint out of the dryer after every load so the machine does not have to waste energy.
- Keep your refrigerator, freezer and oven doors shut so as not to let cool or hot air escape.
- Install fans throughout your house to cut your energy bill dramatically.
- Keep your heating and a/c filters clean. Ask us at Climate Air Limited what the proper filter is for your home!
- Fix any leaks.
- Do not block AC vents inside the house with rugs or furniture.
- Set the thermostat as close to the outside temperature as comfortably possible.
- Have your equipment inspected by Climate Air Limited before the first heat wave comes.
- AC units can only cool down an area so quickly. Make sure you do not wait until your home is unbearably hot before turning it on.
- Install an attic fan – it can cool your attic by nearly 30°!
- Keep your blinds and curtains closed to keep excess heat out
- White blinds and window treatments will reflect the sunlight away from your house.
- Plant trees and shrubbery around your outside unit to keep it shaded. Your system will use 10% less electricity than a unit in the direct sunlight.
- Keep debris away from outdoor unit and keep the AC coils clean.
- Planting trees around your house and windows will limit the direct sunlight and improve operational costs.
- Do not put lamps and electronic devices that produce heat too close to a thermostat, because it may cause the thermostat to think the house is warmer than it actually is.
- Have your air conditioning system checked by a professional to make sure it is running efficiently.
- Do not overly adjust your thermostat. Raising it a couple of degrees while you are away will help you reduce energy consumption by around 4%.
- Set your thermostat to “fan on” status when cooling your house to keep air circulating.