Kershaw Heating & Cooling knows a lot about getting the best performance out of your home comfort system. Here are some of our favorite tips to help homeowners make smart choices to enhance comfort and energy savings.
Manage Your Thermostat
In warm weather, cool your home at 78º with the fan switch on “auto.” For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82º when you’re not home. For maximum cost control, install a programmable thermostat, which can automatically adjust the temperature for you.
Make Maintenance A Priority
Regular maintenance is essential to the efficient operation of your equipment – a lack of it can compromise comfort and reliability. Consider getting a Kershaw Heating & Cooling SAVE Agreement. For a small cost, we will be sure that your unit is running properly and keep it in great shape no matter how hot or cold it gets. You’ll head off costly problems, lock in comfort, and keep more money in your pocket.
Jump On Early Signs Of Trouble
Small problems, like a system cycling on and off more frequently, offer a timely opportunity to nip disaster in the bud. By calling for service as soon as anything unusual is noticed, you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair. You’ll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany an improperly functioning air conditioning system.
Upgrade Air Ducts
Ducts control how much air is delivered to each room throughout your home. If ducts are damaged, improperly installed, or the wrong size, they can cut your air conditioner’s ability to heat or cool by more than half.
Check Thermostat Batteries (in the thermostats that use them)
Sometimes when your air conditioner or furnace isn’t working properly, it may simply be that the batteries in your thermostat are low. All electronic and programmable thermostats require batteries that hold settings during power outages. Usually, the thermostat gives a “low battery” warning about a month before it goes out. If you missed it, then checking the batteries may save you the cost of a service call.
Change Your A/C Filter & Clear Unit of Debris
Be sure to clean or change your air filter at least once a month in the summer. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.
Consider Buying A New A/C
If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit. For maximum energy savings, ask us about the leading lines of high efficiency air conditioners.