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Here at Logic mechanical, we want to make sure you have the knowledge to save energy and money year round.
Here are some tech tips to help you do just that!
Get in touch with Logic Mechanical’s HVAC contractors in Kyle today to learn more about how you can save on heating and cooling costs!
Tips to decrease heating and cooling costs
- Have a Maintenance Plan: Have regular maintenance performed on your air conditioner or heating system to be sure your equipment is running at optimal performance.
- Use an Energy Efficient Cooling System: It may be worthwhile to consider replacing an old system with a more energy efficient system.
- Utilize your Ceiling Fans: Switch your ceiling fan to run counterclockwise in the summer. This will push the cool air down to help ease the burden on your unit.
- Protect your Thermostat: Don’t place electronics or appliances near your thermostat. Heat from these devices may warm the thermostat causing the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
- Replace your Old Thermostat with a Programmable One: Install a programmable thermostat to save money and energy while keeping more consistent temperatures throughout your home. Programmable thermostats can even help control different temperatures for separate areas in your home or business.
- Keep Filters Fresh: Change your filter every 3 months, and take note of how clean it is. Places such as high traffic areas or homes with pets may need more filter changes. A clean filter is an inexpensive way to save energy and protect your system.
- Ventilate the Attic: In the attic, vents in the eaves and a ridge vent or an attic fan allow cooler air to enter and prevent future heating and cooling issues with condensation.
- Reduce Drafts: It is important to seal up air leaks by caulking or sealing spaces where utilities come into your home and weather stripping around drafty windows and doors.
- Insulate Windows: Adding a layer of plastic or glass on your can greatly help to insulate your windows. This can keep conditioned air from escaping and prevent condensate from accumulating indoors.
- Clear Debris: Keep plants, and other outdoor debris at least 2 to 4 feet away from your outdoor unit to ensure adequate airflow.
- Landscape for Cooling: Try to add shade and avoid landscaping with rock, cement, or asphalt on the south or west sides of your home. Such reflective surfaces and lack of shade can cause heat to radiate and increase the temperature around the house.
- Small Steps Yield Big Pay Offs: There are many small steps you can take to affect how your home absorbs natural light and heat, like closing drapes or installing awnings on the windows on the sunny side of your home or office space.