ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS & FAQ
Energy Saving Tips
Change your filter regularly.
Your air filters should be changed at least every two months to make sure you are breathing clean air and to ensure that the air flow in the system is sufficient.
Invest in a programmable thermostat.
A Programmable thermostat is programmed for when you leave your house and then return home. The thermostat turns off the furnace during the hours you are not home so that energy is not used to keep the house warm while you are at work. The thermostat will then turn back on 30 minutes before you come home so your house is at the perfect temperature when you are home. These thermostats save up to 15% on your energy bills during the winter and 10% in the summer.
Set your thermostat when you go on vacation
Common settings is 85 degrees in the summer if you have air conditioning and 60 in the winter if you will be gone for a couple of days. These settings will keep most plants alive and will keep pipes from freezing and bursting in the winter.
When should I replace my old heating or cooling system?
If your system is 10 years and older, you should consider replacing your system because it may be costing 40-60% more in energy costs each months. System 10 years ago were not as efficient as systems today. Most systems 10 years ago were under 6-10 SEER systems. Day and Night air conditioner or heat pump systems are up to 19 SEER which means they are nearly twice as efficient as your old system. Also, consider replacing your system if you are experiencing frequent repairs, hot or cold spots in your home, or a noisy system.
When should I repair my system?
If you are planning on moving soon, you may not get your investment price from a replacement air conditiong unit when you sell. If your system has been relatively trouble free, then it may be worth your money to repair your system instead of replacing it.
What size system should I have installed in my home?
The right size system is paramount in your home. Too large and your system will short cycle and not control humidity correctly. Too small and it will run continuously. Please contact a Day & Night dealer near you for your free in-home analysis today. They will be happy to configure just the right system for your needs.