When warm weather hits it will not be long until the scorching days of summer are heating up the house and causing utility bills to rise. These are known as the dog days of summer and there are some tips that can help keep the home cool while keeping costs down.
First, keep the HVAC system in top running order this makes it more efficient and will keep parts from wearing out as quickly. This includes changing the air filters about once a month since they fill with dust and allergens especially when the unit is heavily used in hot weather.
Second use ceiling fans to help distribute the cool air around the room and house. It may be hard to believe it will help as much as it does, but the U.S. Department of Energy data shows thermostats can be set four degrees higher when using a ceiling fan. The operating cost of a fan is generally less than what it costs to use a 100 watt light bulb.
Another way to save on cooling costs is having a programmable thermostat installed that can be set higher when no one is at home and then lower the temperature when people are at home. When this is installed ensure that it is not in a location where the sun beats on that could provide inaccurate temperatures. The other consideration is when having an air conditioning unit installed it will work less hard if it is placed where it is in the shade. If shade is not optimum where the unit is located trees can be planted or another method to provide shade.
Goettl is a leader in the HVAC industry providing customers with the best service since opening in Mansfield, Ohio in 1926. The brothers who opened the HVAC service moved to Phoenix, Arizona during the Great Depression and the grandson of the brothers is co-owner of Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical since 1987. The company is carrying on the family tradition of providing exemplary HVAC services to customers.
Goettl Air Conditioning was purchased by ARS/Rescue Rooter who operates businesses in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Vice president of the southwest division Ken Goodrich said of the acquisition the Goettl team will bring a new dimension to the company. Check out the company’s profile on linkedin.com.