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What determines if I need to replace rather than repair my HVAC unit?
If your HVAC unit is 10 years old or older, requires frequent repairs or stops working, fails to heat or cool areas of your home, runs excessively or constantly, turns on and off, or produces high utility bills, it can be more economical to replace your existing system.
How can I reduce my energy costs?
Here are some suggestions that can help you reduce your energy costs:
• Upgrade to a high-efficiency system – Changing your old, inefficient HVAC system for a high-efficiency one can cut electricity bills by up to one-third. Schedule a FREE in-home consultation with one of our HVAC specialists to receive an estimate showing how much you can save by upgrading to a high efficiency system.
• Adjust the temperature – Typically, adjusting temperatures 5–8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) can help save energy if you’re going to be away from home for several hours.
• Install ceiling fans – Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the summer, the blades should operate in a counter-clockwise direction. In the winter, the blades should operate in a clockwise direction helping to push the warm air from the ceiling down into the room.
• Have annual maintenance performed – Tuning up your cooling system each spring and your heating system each fall will help ensure each operates at peak efficiency and can help you identify and resolve any potential issues before a breakdown occurs. Sign up for a maintenance agreement today!
• Don’t block vents in well-used rooms – Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your air conditioner can operate efficiently and there is even, cool air distribution.
• Install a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat enables you to control your home’s temperature when you’re away or asleep. For every 1° you lower or raise your thermostat for seven hours per day, you can save approximately one percent on your heating bill.