In general, anything mechanical, such as a vehicle, a television, and even the human body, tends to require more maintenance and become less efficient as it ages. The same holds true for furnace and air conditioning systems; over time, wear and tear will have a big effect on their performance. There are various ways to reduce the work load on your heating and cooling systems, which is important for maintaining durability and optimum performance.
No matter the season, regular cleaning and maintenance is vital for keeping your heating and cooling systems operational and efficient. Older equipment should be updated when it gets too costly to run. New technological innovations in heating and cooling systems provide much more cost-effective, quiet, and durable equipment than in years past.
“Another great way to reduce your energy costs is to install a programmable thermostat,” said Dave Vick, Manager of Golden Seal Service Experts in St. Charles. “These advanced thermostats allow homeowners to set a desired temperature for the home instead of having the furnace or air conditioner run all day and night. It shuts off the units when the correct temperature is reached, and turns on again when it gets too warm or too cold.” You can also set a specific temperature for the home while you’re on vacation so the units run less frequently but the home doesn’t become too uncomfortably hot or cold.
During summer, closing blinds and other window coverings helps reduce the increased warmth created by the sun. In the winter, using a humidifier saves energy costs by allowing homeowners to keep a lower temperature setting. “A whole-house humidifier provides a higher comfort level at a lower temperature setting,” added Vick. “The moisture in the air makes it feel warmer than it actually is.” For more tips for saving energy and reducing heating and cooling costs, please contact:
Golden Seal Service Experts
1730 Wallace Avenue, Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 621-9784