Saving money on your energy bill doesn't have to be hard! Follow some of these simple tips and watch the savings add up!
Use the AUTO setting
Generally, it is best to set your indoor fan to AUTO. This costs less
and provides better humidity control in the summer. However, if you
desire to operate your system with constant air circulation, ask for
advice from your Ruud Reliable Top Contractor.
Control direct sunlight
Let the sun in during winter. Keep the sun out during summer. In summer,
direct sunlight increases 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 winter, direct sunlight reduces the load on
your heating system. Open window shades and awnings to increase direct
sunlight and lower the heating load.
Keep the condenser coil clean
The condenser coil (the unit outside your house) should be kept clean to
ensure efficient operation. If the condenser coil becomes restricted by
dirt, lint, paper, grass clippings, leaves, or other debris,system
efficiency will deteriorate. Use a garden hose to keep the condenser
Insulate air ducts
Be sure all air ducts are well-insulated. Ducts should also be sealed with a vapor barrier.
Keep an air tight house
Ensure maximum retention of heated or cooled air by adding insulation to
outside walls and to the attic. Seal cracks and use storm doors and/or
insulated doors to prevent air leaks.
Properly vent clothes dryers
Be sure your clothes dryer is vented to the outside. Also ensure that your clothes dryer is vented away from your outdoor unit.
Keep heat away from the thermostat
Make sure no heat-generating appliances are near your thermostat. These include lamps, TVs, stereo and computer equipment.
Remember, when your AC is in need of repair or even just an upgrade, call us at GMC AC Services!