Money Saving Tips
Set The Thermostat
The easiest way to save money is to set your thermostat properly. This means that you should set it at the highest summer setting or lowest winter setting where you are comfortable. Typical settings are 78 degrees for summer cooling and 70 degrees for winter heating. Remember, in the summer your air conditioning costs increase 3% to 8% for each degree your thermostat is lowered!
Keep Your Air Filters Clean
The next best way to ensure your system is operating efficiently, which saves you money, is to keep the filters clean. There are several types of air filters available. Ask you Kool Breeze technician which is the best type for your home or business. And Remember – a good practice is to change the filter every time you pay the electric bill!
Keep Your Doors and Windows Closed
It may sound like a simple thing, but it’s important to remember to keep doors and windows open to the outside closed. It doesn’t’ take very long for a door or window to be open before it increases the load on your system and increased your costs.
Keep The Vents and Grills Clear
Arrange your furniture and drapes so that all output vents and all intake grills are free from obstructions. This will reduce the cooling and heating loads on the system, providing a more economical operation.
Control Direct Sunlight
Let the sun in during the winter. Keep it out during the summer. In summer, direct sunlight increase the load on your cooling system. Use of window shades and awnings will reduce the amount of direct sunlight and lower the cooling load. In the winter, open your shades and awnings to increase direct sunlight and lower your heating load.
Avoid Excessive Use of Exhaust Fans
Excessive use of kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans will make your system work harder. This will increase energy consumption and costs. You can keep these costs in check by making wise use of exhaust fans.