AAA Heating & Air Conditioning
Sunday, May 09, 2021

Energy Savings Tips for Cool Comfort

If you want to keep your home comfortably cool while saving energy dollars during the warm months, here’s an idea: don’t add extra heat in your home. In practical terms, that means:
  • Keep out heat from the sun by keeping drapes, blinds and shades closed during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. Each degree above 78 can save 6-7 percent off cooling costs. Also, don’t try to cool faster by setting a thermostat colder than normal. It won’t help and could result in added energy expense.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to save energy while you’re away and comfortable while home.
  • Ceiling fans will create a cool breeze and keep air circulating in the home and, the Department of Energy says, will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without reducing comfort.
  • Replacing an aging central air conditioning with a new higher-efficiency model can reduce cooling costs by 20 percent.

Clean Your Home’s Air with Houseplants

According to the EPA, indoor air quality is in the top 5 threats to human health. You can do something about it, starting with these four houseplants:

Lady Palm – Water generously and fertilize once a month.

Peace Lily – Keep the soil moist and clean leaves with a damp cloth.

Rubber Plant – Tolerates limited light but don’t overwater. It is the most effective at removing toxins.

Areca Palm – Keep the root ball damp and remove dead branches.

Call us help you find the air filtration method that fits your needs.


Is Your Home a Health Risk?

Because most of your time is spent indoors, observe how you and those in your household feel when at home:

  • Is there sneezing, coughing or irritated throats, noses or eyes?
  • Do you or others wake up congested or with a headache?
  • Are any of these symptoms more common in a certain part of the house?
  • Does anyone have frequent asthma episodes or respiratory infections?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have an air quality concern. Call us for an indoor air quality test and ways to improve.

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As you may have read in "How to Get Your System in Top Condition" in this season's HomeSense Newsletter, spending a little time maintaining your heating and cooling equipment can potentially save you a few headaches and a lot of money.

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