Almost half the energy used in a typical U.S. household is for heating and cooling. Using less energy reduces the amount you pay on utility bills. It also helps the environment by decreasing the need for power generation, especially at peak times. You can increase energy-efficient cooling for your home or business without loss of comfort with these tips.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans add to indoor comfort by creating a breeze that cools the body. Although ceiling fans do not lower temperatures in a room, the breeze makes people feel cooler. When you use ceiling fans, you can raise the temperature on the thermostat by about 4 degrees F without loss of comfort.

Schedule a Tune-Up

Manufacturers recommend seasonal tune-ups to keep heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment working efficiently. Simply cleaning or changing the HVAC filter regularly can reduce the amount of electricity used to run the system by as much as 15 percent.

During a tune-up, a certified HVAC contractor examines each component of the system, including:

  • Condensate lines and drip pan
  • Air filter
  • Refrigerant levels
  • Evaporator and condenser coils
  • Electrical connections and wiring
  • Thermostat settings
  • Blower components

Keeping condensate lines clear ensures that moisture drains away from the unit. If the drip pan is blocked, water may collect on the coils and cause the unit to freeze up. It also affects humidity levels in your home. Too much humidity reduces comfort and causes the unit to work harder.

Save Energy With Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning

Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning provides a full range of HVAC services to Lake Zurich, Illinois, and nearby communities. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and our technicians are certified by NATE. These qualifications demonstrate our commitment to technical excellence and stellar customer service. We take the time to educate our customers about ways to improve energy efficiency. These tips range from installing energy-efficient equipment to changing thermostat settings.

For more information about energy-efficient cooling, call (847) 719-8442 to speak to one of our technicians.

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