Energy and Money Saving Tips
To keep cool air circulating around your home, why not install ceiling fans? It will give your air conditioner a break and save you money.
Change Filters Frequently
By changing the filter once a month, you’re not only making sure your HVAC unit is working at its full potential—more importantly, you and your family can enjoy cleaner, better quality air in your home.
Check Your Weather Stripping
Weather stripping on windows and doors can allow drafts to come into your home. By checking and replacing your stripping, you can reduce air leaks (and your costs).
If you add an extra blanket to your bed during colder seasons, you can stay warm without unnecessarily running your heater at a higher temperature.
Don’t Block the Air Flow
“Forced air” heating systems circulate warm air throughout ceiling vents in your home. To make sure the air is reaching each room efficiently, remove any objects or furniture that could obstruct the air flow.
Replace your old (10 years or older) appliances with Energy Star equipment. These models use considerably less energy, they’ll help you save money and they are great for the environment. Contact Us or visit www.energystar.gov for more information on Energy Star appliances.
Feel the Sun
Why use your thermostat when you can open the blinds on a warm, sunny day and let the sun do the job for free? Let some sunlight into your home instead of turning on the heat, and you’ll feel the difference.
Try a Programmable Thermostat
By using a programmable thermostat, you can vary the temperature and running time of your unit. This method has been proven to reduce heating bills by up to 10 percent.
Annual HVAC Maintenance
Schedule an appointment with Darnell Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. each year. One of our technicians will inspect and clean your HVAC equipment so that it will operate at its best. Call Darnell Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. at (904) 272-0414 for a consultation, and we can upgrade your existing unit or install a new one.