Heating & Cooling (HVAC)

Energy Saving Tips

  • Follow a preventative maintenance program for your HVAC equipment. Regularly change or clean air filters, preferably every month. Clean all heat exchanger surfaces, refrigerant and water coils, condensers and evaporators. Repair leaks in piping, air ducts, coils, fittings and at the unit. Replace defective equipment insulation, ducting and piping.
  • Use fans. They can help delay or reduce the need for air conditioning, and a temperature setting of only 3 to 5 degrees higher can feel as comfortable with fans.
  • Ensure economizer mode (if equipped) is operating properly.
  • Install programmable thermostat to automate your HVAC system.
  • Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulking.
  • Replace air conditioning units of 5.4 tons or less with units with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 14.0 or more. For air conditioning units equal to greater than 5.4 ton, replace with units with a high energy efficiency ratio of 10.2 or more. You’ll reduce operating costs for the life of the unit. Ensure that your contractor performs a "Manual N" calculation to select a properly sized system based on your building load characteristics and specific occupancy needs.