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.
Have your system serviced regularly.
Having your air conditioner or furnace/heater regularly serviced by qualified professionals will help improve its performance and efficiency. Improved efficiency will help lower your energy use and therefore your monthly utility bill, and better performance will translate into more reliable heating or cooling for your home or business. (Ask us about our maintenance plan for more info.)
Clean your air conditioning and heating systems.
You can help maintain your furnace/heater or air conditioner’s energy efficiency and performance by keeping it clean. Change the filters regularly and make sure your system is free of dust and dirt. We can teach you to perform such procedures yourself, so you can minimize the number of service visits necessary to keep your system running optimally. We’ll show you how to check the air filters, inspect the evaporator and condenser coils, clean the outdoor coils, remove debris and more.
Contact Us Today for More Information About Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Are you doing everything you can to conserve energy and reduce electric costs in your home? Give us a call today to explore how you might increase your energy efficiency. You can reach a live person 24 hours a day. Call us at (909) 985-5254 or fill out the online form to send us a message!