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Tips for Reducing HVAC Energy Costs

Your heating and air conditioning in Prescott should operate efficiently. Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating Repair can help.The climate in Prescott is relatively mild. That’s one of the reasons people enjoy living here. When we get a heat wave or cold snap, we can experience a spike in our heating and cooling bill. There are ways to keep costs under control and Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating has a few helpful ideas.
   
1. Keep up with regular maintenance
Chances are you have a maintenance plan in place for your HVAC system; if not, it’s a good idea to schedule semi-annual service with a qualified HVAC service company. They can ensure that parts are in good working order and set them to the most efficient settings.

2. Operate your HVAC system at optimum and stable temperatures
Many systems have optimum temperature ranges that ensure they’re using energy efficiently. We like to set temperatures to our own comfort level. Check your owner’s manual or with your service technician to find out the most energy-efficient temperature range. It’s also a good idea to avoid fluctuating temperatures too frequently – such as turning the AC way down on a hot day – Each degree that you raise the thermostat saves 3 – 5% on your air conditioning costs. 76° – 78° are the most energy saving settings.

3. Seal your home from drafts
Most people think about stopping air infiltration in colder winter months, but it’s also crucial during AC season – any air leak in your home robs your HVAC system of efficiency since that heated or cooled air is lost. Ensure that all windows are shut and that doors have good weather seals before turning on the HVAC system.

4. Beef up your insulation
Particularly in older homes, inadequate insulation is another factor that can lead to losing heated or cooled air from the home. Generally 15” – 20” should be used in the attic. Walls need as much insulation as will fit in them. If you’re unsure about your home’s insulation levels, consult with an energy auditor or insulation professional for guidance.

5. Turn down the thermostat
Setting the thermostat to the coolest temperature in the winter or highest temperature you find comfortable can seem like a small step, but the energy savings can be substantial. Try setting the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours (usually at bed time) during the heating season. It can save you 5 to 15 percent in heating bills each year. You can save energy by keeping your thermostat at 68°.

6. Use a programmable thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can go a long way in to help reduce energy use when you’re not home. The less your HVAC system has to work to maintain comfortable temperature levels that aren’t necessary because no one is home, the more savings you’ll see on your heating or cooling bill.

7. Change your air filters once a month.
Dirty filters reduce air flow and cause the HVAC to run inefficiently. Clean filters increase uninterrupted air flow.

8. Use curtains, blinds and drapes to help control temperatures
Window coverings can have a big effect on your home’s heating or cooling load. In cooler months, take advantage of the sun’s free warmth by keeping curtains, blinds or drapes open. Close them at night to keep the warmth in. the insulation between the glass and your home interior. In the summer, keep window coverings closed during the day to reduce temperatures.

If it still appears that your HVAC is not running efficiently, give Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 928-308-1254. A technician can answer your questions. We’re available 24 hours a day for emergency service.

 

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5 out of 5 stars Thank you for your excellent service! On a cold winter morning, we discovered that our heater was broken. You returned our call very quickly and came out to fix our furnace very quickly. Thank you! We have tropical birds and need to keep our house warm for them as well as ourselves. You are professional and prompt and your work is excellent. Thank you for your service! You may use this testimonial however you please.
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5 out of 5 stars Rich and Brenda showed up within an hour of us contacting them, assessed the problem with our furnace, had the broken part on hand (!!! It's a 26 year old furnace!!!). They were extremely friendly, professional, explanatory and obviously care about the work they do. We had quite a few problems, and the 2 other HVAC folks said "just replace the thing" and took a service fee. While Rich tended to agree that it needs replacing, he made sure he got the unit working, inspected and was confident in its safety as a stop gap. Could not recommend them more. It's quite rare to get such thorough, professional.
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5 out of 5 stars Best service I have ever received. Rich and his wife arrived at our residence in a timely manner, very nice people. Rich explained in detail our issue with our AC system and how it occurred. He fixed my problem and provided some tips to keep our system up to par. The best part of the whole thing, they cared about their customers and it showed. You can trust that they will give you an honest quote and do what they can to fix your problem without taking you to the bank. Thank You Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating!
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5 out of 5 stars Brenda and Rich were very helpful. I called and left a message at 10 am on a Saturday, they called back an hour later, and we had our ac up and running by noon that day. Fast, friendly, easy to schedule and reasonably priced. As a local in Prescott I highly recommend them.