Energy-Saving Tips & Upgrade Options
As a local, family-owned HVAC maintenance company serving the Inland Valley since 1998, we at Steve's Five Star Service consider ourselves part of the community. We understand that our customers have budgets to consider. Heating and air conditioning costs account for almost half of a household’s monthly energy bill on average. We want to help you reduce those costs in any way possible. As experienced HVAC maintenance experts, we can offer you effective, reliable energy-saving tips and solutions that will reduce your use and help lower your bills.
Services we offer to increase energy efficiency include:
- Programmable thermostat installation
- Energy-efficient air conditioners & furnaces
- Sealing, repairing & replacing ductwork
- Regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance agreements
- Regularly changing filters
Take fast, simple steps around the house.
You can begin to maximize your heating or cooling system’s efficiency by taking some simple steps around the house: keep your rooms shaded during the summer by using blinds and awnings, and help warm them during the winter by letting the sunlight in. Also, when running your air conditioner, make sure all your windows and doors are shut, and run ceiling fans if you have them to help circulate the cool air.
Set your thermostat at a moderate temperature.
You can save energy by setting your thermostat as close to the outdoor temperature as is comfortable. Minimizing the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures can significantly reduce your energy use; even one or two degrees Fahrenheit can make a noticeable difference on your monthly bill.
Use a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat allows you to program your furnace/heater or air conditioner to turn off at preset times. That way, your system isn’t running when you’re not around, and because it shuts off automatically, you’ll never accidentally leave the heat or air conditioning on and run up your energy bill. You can always override the settings or reset them if needed, so you aren’t stuck with the preset schedule.
Invest in an energy-efficient heater or air conditioner.
If you have an older heater/furnace or air conditioner, buying a new energy-efficient model may be a cost-effective option. Today’s energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be almost twice as efficient as older models. One of these new systems will not only reduce your energy use and cut your utility costs, adding up to significant savings, but many of them also qualify you for substantial rebates.
Maintain your ductwork.
Ductwork is important to remember when it comes to HVAC maintenance. Leaky or deteriorated air ducts can increase the demand on your heating or cooling system, because when the hot or cold air escapes, the system must produce more of it to reach the set temperature. Air duct leaks can also affect the quality of your indoor air. Sealing, repairing or replacing your air ducts can actually save you money in the long run, in addition to ensuring the purity of your indoor air and reducing your environmental impact.
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