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Before you resign yourself to freezing cold indoor temperatures in the winter and sweat-inducing heat in the summertime, consider investing in a programmable thermostat that can dramatically reduce your heating and cooling costs. For tips on getting the most from your programmable thermostat, read below:
Prioritize Day and Nighttime Settings
Think about your household schedule. Is there a regular time when you go to bed? Wake up? Leave for school or work? Return home at the end of the day? You want to be comfortable while eating dinner and lounging in front of the TV at night, and also when you must leave the comfort of your bed in the morning. The greatest savings that a programmable thermostat provides come from using energy-saving settings for lengthy periods of time, such as for several hours at night when people are asleep and also during the day when everyone is out of the house.
Use Vacation Mode
If everyone in your household is leaving home for several days, you can set your thermostat to operate at energy-saving settings the entire time you are gone.
Remember That Overrides Are Possible
If you have to call in sick one day or when you stay home on holidays, remember that you can override your normal settings to make yourself comfortable without reprogramming your thermostat.
Ensure Your HVAC System is Working Properly
A programmable thermostat is a great energy and money-saving device, but you will only reap its financial and environmental benefits if your furnace and air conditioning system are in peak operating condition.
With a humid continental climate, Iowa is known for having bitter cold winters and scorching hot summers. If you live in the Des Moines area and would like to have a reputable heating and cooling contractor install a state-of-the-art programmable thermostat in your home and make sure your furnace and air conditioner are working efficiently so that you can save money and increase your in-home comfort, call Service Legends Heating & Cooling at (515) 657-6588.
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Did you know that air conditioning and heating costs constitute more than half of the average homeowner’s energy bill? For most homeowners, nearly 50% of that expense—a quarter of total energy spending—is unnecessary.
To find out how you can decrease your energy consumption without sacrificing your in-home comfort, watch this informative video clip. You will learn why it’s important to regularly replace dirty air filters, check and clean evaporator coils, and inspect air ducts for leaks that could be causing serious inefficiencies.
Many Des Moines homeowners want to ensure that their furnace and air conditioner are operating as efficiently as possible. The experienced and licensed Service Legends Heating & Cooling contractors, can identify any inefficiencies in your HVAC system and fix them immediately. To schedule an appointment, call (515) 657-6588.
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To keep your heating and cooling systems in tip-top shape, you should hire an experienced contractor to service and inspect your furnace and air conditioner at least once a year. That way, you can detect inefficiencies early on, maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, and prolong the functional life of your air conditioner and furnace. A routine heating and cooling system checkup should include:
Lubrication of Moving Parts
To maintain the efficiency and longevity of your system, all moving parts should be lubricated by a professional to prevent unnecessary and undesirable friction.
Coolant Level Check
There is an optimal range of refrigerant level for every air conditioner system, and operating your AC unit at levels outside this range will strain your system. A contractor should check your AC refrigerant level, adjusting it if necessary.
Evaporator and Condenser Coil Cleaning
Your AC condenser coils, also important to the efficiency and longevity of your unit, should be inspected and cleaned annually.
Blower Component Cleaning
Airflow inefficiencies can cause your entire AC system to work 15 to 20% harder than necessary. A routine system checkup should include an inspection and adjustment of the blower components.
Electrical Connection Tightening
To prevent electrical fires, it is essential that all electrical connections in your system be tight and free of debris and other obstructions.
To ensure that your air conditioning system is operating safely and efficiently, a service professional should test your system’s controls at start up, during operation, and when shutting down your system.
Summer is coming, so you should make sure that your air conditioner is operating efficiently to help you make it through any unexpected heat waves. To avoid cooling inefficiencies once the warm weather has already arrived, arrange to have your air conditioner inspected before spring is over. To hire a reputable contractor with more than 15 years of experience to perform a safety inspection or tune up on your Des Moines property air conditioner, call Service Legends Heating & Cooling at (515) 657-6588.