Energy Saving Tips:
Keep your Thermostat set on "auto" instead of "on" so that the fan won't be running constantly.
Try setting the temperature up a degree, each degree higher can save you up to 9% on your energy bill.
Use a programmable thermostat for temperature control 24 hours a day. During the day when no one is home program the
thermostat to a higher temperature. This will save energy because the system won't have to work as hard to maintain the
room temperature during the hottest part of the day.
Make sure you have an energy efficient air conditioning unit. If your air conditioner is more then 10 years old a new high
efficiency system could cut cooling costs considerably.
Make sure the outside part of your air conditioner, the condenser, is located in a cool shaded place. If the condenser heats
up due to exposure to the sun, its ability to exchange heat can be greatly reduced.
Make sure your house is properly insulated, to help conserve energy. All doors and windows that open to the outside of
the home should be closed when the air conditioner is in use.
Use ceiling fans to help circulate cooled air. Always turn fans off when you leave the room.
Ductwork is the collection of tubes that distribute conditioned air throughout the house. Studies have shown that ductwork
leaks waste between 20 and 40 percent of your cooling and heating dollars. Have your ducts inspected for leaks every 4-5
years by a trained technician.
Change the air filter monthly. If dirt gets into your system it can greatly lessen its efficiency. A dirty air filter is an
unnecessary waste of money as well as a potential health hazard.
Keep dirt, leaves, and plants away from your outside unit as this can reduce air flow.
When replacing your air handler, consider a variable speed air handler, they lower energy bills, are quiet, and remove
considerably more humidity from the air. Variable speed air handlers remove up to 20 gallons of water a day from an
Have your air conditioning system checked twice a year, you will save money by making minor repairs rather then having to
replace a poorly maintained system. An air conditioner can run efficiently for years if it is properly maintained.
When replacing your roof, especially down here in South Florida, consider using a white or light color roof tile. White will
reflect the heat and keep you much cooler whereas black absorbs the heat and reduces energy efficiency.
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