Did you know that as much as 50% of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and air conditioning system? A programmable thermostat can cut down on wasted energy consumption by properly regulating air conditioning and heating equipment and adjusting the temperature to minimize use when you are away or when you are asleep.
You can program your thermostat to reduce system operation when you go to work or when you are in bed and then turn back on an hour before you come home or wake up. This ensures that your home is always at a comfortable living temperature when you want it. And in this way energy is not used unnecessarily since your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t need to be running at full capacity all the time.
So why haven’t you had a programmable thermostat installed in your home yet? There are relatively inexpensive models that you can install, and some that you can even call from your cell phone on your way home to turn on the system so it’s comfortable by the time you get home.
If you have any questions about programmable thermostats, please call Extreme Comfort Heating & Cooling at (936) 649-2014 or click here today!
Deciding When to Repair or Replace Can Save Money
Properly timing and correctly deciding whether to repair or replace can save you money.
Making the decision to replace an old or inefficient system involves a lot of consideration including:
- The age of the old equipment
- The cost of the current repair
- The price of the replacement
- The monthly energy savings from a new, efficient system
- The ongoing cost to maintain your old equipment
- How long you will be staying in your home
- Is there a need to fix existing installation errors?
- Is there a need to make the system match current home use?
- Is there a need to make your home more sellable?
- Is there a need for financing to match your monthly budget?
The Installation Supervisor at Extreme Comfort Heating & Cooling can help you find the right financial timing to either repair or to replace. It is his primary job to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter while saving you money along the way – It’s what we do.
If you have any questions about replacing your heating and air conditioning system, please call Extreme Comfort Heating & Cooling at (936) 649-2014 or click here today!
When it’s not kept in shape, even the best system can cost you extra to run. How much extra depends on several factors such as: how you heat and cool your home, the climate of the area you live in, and if you have clogged filters, a dirty thermostat, a sooty flue, leaky ductwork, or un-lubricated fan motors. These are just a few of the factors that can drop the efficiency on your heating and air conditioning system by up to 50%.
|Service Maintenance||$ Savings %|
|Adjusting equipment operating sequence||25-35%*|
|Cleaning coils & heat transfer surfaces||5-15%*|
|Periodically changing dirty filters||10-15%*|
|Removing scale from water-tube condensers||25-30%*|
|Adjusting air/fuel ratios on burners||10-15%*|
|Cleaning burner assemblies||10-15%*|
|Removing soot from fire-side burners||5-9%*|
|Eliminating belt slippage and poor alignment||15-20%*|
|Protect agreement typical savings||20-30%*|
Source: studies conducted by North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, ASHRAE, and BSI client customer surveys. *Operating cost savings.
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