Energy saving Tips
1. Keep the thermostat as a consistent temp. The question "what is the most efficient temperature to keep my thermostat at?" gets asked a lot. The truth is your system uses the most energy ever time it starts up to bring your house up or down to the new temperature setting.
2. Change your filter regularly. Your heating and cooling system works harder when it gets less air. A dirty air filter will cause your system to work harder and longer using more energy
3. When its time to replace spend the extra money now and go with a higher efficient system. Lowest efficiency for modern system in The northern Colorado area is 80% efficient furnace or a 13seer AC. Rather than just get the lowest priced system spend a little extra money now and save over the entire life of your HVAC system.
4. Venting your attic is a great way to keep your AC system from running as long. Have you ever been in your attic in July. I have seen temperatures upward of 130 degrees up there. Venting your attic with one of our solar attic fans will remove that hot air and save you money.
5. Clean your dryer vents. not only can a dirty dryer vent be dangerous but it can cause your cloths dryer to run longer than it should. you can shorten the time that your Cloths dryer runs by getting your dryer vents cleaned.
6. Digital set back thermostats will lower the amount of time your system is running when no one is in the house
7. Ask about what system you will qualify for the highest rebate from your energy company. Xcell energy will give up to $800 which can offset the cost of your system upgrade.
8. Cleaning you system regularly will reduce energy costs. Dirty AC coils can reduce your systems cooling rate by 30% or more. A dirty Heat exchange can reduce your furnace heating rate by 90%.
9. Getting a new high efficient furnace can save you up to $1000 a year. with the average cost of a High efficient furnace starting at $4000 it take only 4 years for you furnace to pay itself off. We would all love an extra $1000.
10. A whole house humidifier uses up to 70% less water and up to 45% less electricity than the standard humidifier you have plugged in in your room now. Getting a whole house humidifier and throwing out all your humidifiers you have will save energy.