For St. Patrick’s Day, Go Green With These Tips
St. Patrick’s Day is this month, and everything around seems to be turning green. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss ways to make a home’s central heating and air conditioning system greener, saving energy and money. These tips for saving energy on home heating are simple and can make a big difference in a home’s energy bills.
Take Advantage of Ceiling Fans
Fans have long been used for comfort. Ceiling fans are particularly useful for efficiently directing treated air from an HVAC system and creating a consistent, comfortable temperature in a room. Ceiling fans can help maintain temperature year round, so the HVAC system does not have to work as hard, lowering the energy consumption of the HVAC system and saving money.
Ceiling fans should rotate clockwise when the heating is on during colder months to help circulate warm air. However, in the warmer months, when the AC is being used, fans should rotate counterclockwise to achieve the most benefits for home comfort and savings.
Make Sure Air Filters are Clean
Though changing an air filter is a simple task, it can often be forgotten or neglected. Clean air filters are essential for indoor air quality and to help the heating and cooling system run efficiently. Since air filters prevent pollutants and allergens from entering the unit, they also keep them out of the air ducts.
However, a dirty filter can cause the unit to use more energy since the airflow is blocked with a dirty and clogged filter. A more efficient system uses less energy and costs less money to run, so homeowners should ensure their air filters are replaced on time, at least every three months. A well-maintained system also lasts longer, saving money on premature replacement.
There is also a gadget that can help improve a heating system’s performance and comes with all sorts of bells and whistles: the smart thermostat. Below are a few reasons smart thermostats can help a home be more efficient and comfortable and save homeowners money:
- Programmable: Through an app on a smartphone, a homeowner can program their thermostat for optimal energy conservation. Temperature can be changed remotely via the app.
- Learning: The thermostats can track a household’s schedule and suggest ways to reduce energy consumption and save money.
- Bonus Features: These thermostats can also come with additional features like voice control and geofencing technology, tracking when a smartphone leaves the home, and changing the temperature to reduce energy consumption.
About Star Air Conditioning & Heating
Star Air Conditioning & Heating is a Veteran-owned and operated company serving Kissimmee and the surrounding communities. They provide great value, 24/7 emergency response, and a Gold Club membership. Call them today for filter replacement and smart thermostat services in Kissimmee, FL.