Tips

Air Conditioning and Heating Tips

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We’re all concerned about living costs. Get a better handle on your air conditioning and heating comfort and expenses with these budget-friendly, performance-boosting tips.

Join The Smart Thermostat Crowd
What kind of thermostat do you have? Dial? Digital? Wi-Fi? If your current stat isn’t one of the smartest kids on the block, you’re missing out on some first-class comfort and savings features. A new programmable model will let you better control your energy use and create a more precise comfort level that links to your schedule and the weather.

Clear The Air With Duct Cleaning
If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, breathing or respiratory problems, or if you notice an excess of dust inside your home, consider having your air system cleaned. You’ll gain two big benefits immediately and over the long haul: 1.) You and your family will be breathing fresher, cleaner, healthier air, and 2.) Clean air ducts in your home will result in lower energy bills by allowing your heating and air conditioning system to run more efficiently. Call us for details on a whole-house air duct cleaning that includes unlimited vents per air handler.

Put Maintenance On Your Must-Do List
Many people wait until something is wrong before they call a heating and A/C company. The problem is, by neglecting to have your furnace and air conditioner serviced regularly, you will very likely pay more in the long run – more in energy bills, more in repairs, and more in replacement costs due to reduced equipment life. Keep your cooling and heating upkeep on track and care free. Call us to schedule a tune-up or learn about our annual maintenance agreements.

Replace Air Filters
Changing your A/C filter every month or so is the single most important thing you can do to keep the clean air flowing and your system running efficiently. Bonus Points: All air filters aren’t created equal. The right one may save you money and help improve your health. If you’re interested, call us for details about Trane CleanEffects™. If you’re not, change your filter anyway!

Secure Doors And Windows
Doors and windows can be the worst culprits for letting air escape your home. Make sure yours are properly fitted and sealed to keep conditioned air in and outside air at bay. Caulking or weather stripping can plug most leaks and cracks and save your system from working overtime to combat inside/outside air seepage.

Find Your Blind Spots
Want to use mother nature to enhance the seasonal comfort of your home? Opening blinds during the day and closing them at night will trap heat inside your home and lower your energy bill during the winter months. Closing blinds on windows that face the sun during the heat of the day will save your A/C some strain during the summer.

Be A Fan Of Fans
Ceiling fans can circulate cool air throughout your home, removing some of the burden from your A/C system. Make sure the fans turn counterclockwise to maximize airflow. For help choosing or installing one, just give us a call.

Upgrade To An Energy Efficient System
It’s only natural to want to keep your older home comfort system going, but the energy efficiency you’ll gain with a new model is an investment that will pay off immediately and for many years to come. When it’s time to replace old heating and cooling equipment, choose an ENERGY STAR qualified model and make sure it’s sized and installed properly. As an independent Trane Comfort Specialist™ dealer, we can help you do it right for lasting performance and value.