Energy Savings by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
A typical household spends about 20 percent of its energy bills on cooling the EPA estimates. By improving energy efficiency, you’ll be saving electricity lowering your AC bills and helping to fight climate change. Below are some no cost tips for saving electricity.
Program your thermostat to work around your family’s schedule by setting it a few degrees higher when no one is home so your cooling system isn’t cooling an empty house. With proper use, programmable thermostats can save you about $180 a year in energy costs.
Check your HVAC systems air filter every month. If the filter looks dirty change it but change it at least every three months. A dirty filter will slow air flow and make the system work harder, which wastes energy.
Run fans in the evening when the sun goes down to create a cool breeze. If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower costs by up to 14 percent. Remember that fans cool you, not the room so when you leave the room, turn the fan off.
Pull curtains and shades closed before you leave your home to keep the sun rays from overheating the interior of your home. If you can, move container trees and plants in front of sun-exposed windows to serve as shade.
Have your HVAC system serviced annually to ensure it’s running at optimum efficiency for money and energy savings.
Call 360.825.0800 Treat’s Heating & Cooling for your maintenance and any other service you may need on your HVAC equipment.
The Enumclaw, WA energy saving 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.