Money saving tips by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

If you live in a climate where it cools off at night, you can turn off your cooling system and open your windows while you are asleep.  When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to keep the cool air inside.  Window coverings are a great way to prevent the heat gain through the window and can improve energy efficiency.

Operate your thermostat efficiently by setting it at the desired temperature and leaving it there.  Programmable thermostats make this easy because you can set the time you want it to shut off and on so when you are not home, you are not cooling spaces that don’t need to be.

Ceiling fans are another great addition because you can raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees if you are using air conditioning. with no reduction in comfort. When you leave the room, you can turn the fans off.  Fans cool people, not rooms by creating a wind chill effect.

Schedule annual maintenance on your equipment to avoid costly repairs that come with breakdowns.  Filters should be checked at least once every month and cleaned or changed every three months.  Your equipment is bogged down by dirty filters and it makes it harder for it to run efficiently and takes more work and energy when they are dirty.

Water heating can account for 14-25% of the energy consumed in your home.  Make sure the temperature if your water heater is set to 120 degrees fahrenheit.  Not only will you save energy, you don’t risk scolding yourself or family members.

Call 360.825.0800 for a service or maintenance call and Treat’s Heating & Cooling will send a professional to take care of your heating and cooling needs.

The Black Diamond, WA heating & cooling experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.