Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day Tips to Save Energy On Air Conditioning

Earth Day is April 22nd!

With that in mind, we have put together some great tips to help you save energy (and money!) on climate control!

Turn up your thermostat
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees or off when you are away. Using ceiling or room fans allows you to set the thermostat higher because the air movement will cool the room.
Try installing an ENERGY STAR® programmable thermostat.

Replace air conditioner filters
Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit.

Get an annual checkup
If you have central air, consider an annual checkup. A professional, like GMC Air Services can diagnose any inefficiencies.

Use ceiling fans
Use fans to maintain comfortable temperature, humidity and air movement, and save energy year round. Moving air can make a somewhat higher temperature and/or humidity feel comfortable. Fans can help delay or reduce the need for air conditioning, and a temperature setting of only three to five degrees higher can feel as comfortable with fans.

Don't let the air out
Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulking to keep the cool air inside, where it belongs!

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