- Replace your filter every month. This will help
your unit run more efficiently and last longer. One way to help
you remember to change your filter is to replace it every time
you pay your electric bill.
- Keep doors and register vents closed in guest
rooms and other areas that are not in use. Open them a day or
two before guests come to visit.
- Installing ceiling fans in your home can help
circulate cool air through the house, which will allow you to
keep your thermostat setting a little higher.
- Having tinted window film applied to your windows
can help keep out the heat on hot days and will help insulate
your windows for the cold days. West facing windows are the most
- Window coverings, like curtains, blinds,
shutters, or shades can also help keep out the sun's hot rays,
as well as help block cold drafts on cool days.
- Check seals and caulking around windows and exit
doors, both inside and outside. Replace as needed.
- Replacing old windows with double pained, energy
efficient windows can cut costs for both heating and cooling.
- Add 3 to 6 inches of insulation to your attics,
depending on how much is currently in place.
- Having an attic fan with a thermostat switch
installed in your attic can also help your house stay cooler and
your air conditioning run less.
- Upgrading your thermostat to a unit with a timer
to adjust the temperature in your home while you are away, can
help save heating and cooling costs when used properly.
- Upgrading your air conditioning system to a high
efficiency unit can save you a great deal of money in the long
- A Heat Recovery System for your water heating
unit, uses heat generated from your air conditioning system to
help heat your water, thus allowing your hot water heater to
work less. Contact Edd Helms air conditioning to find out if
your home is set-up to benefit from such a system.
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