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Frequently Asked Questions
The temperature settings you choose will be determined by your personal preferences as well as the time of year. In the summer, most homeowners keep their thermostats set to 75°-80°, while in the winter, they keep their thermostats set to 68°-72°. The smaller the temperature difference between outside and inside, the lower your energy bill.
While it may be tempting to turn off your thermostat to save money, it is best to raise the temperature. It is due to the fact that cooling your entire home can be a significant drain on your utilities. In most cases, turning off the unit will require significantly more energy to return your home to a comfortable temperature.
A heating and cooling system can become inefficient over time. The main culprit is frequently normal wear and tear. If your HVAC system has to work harder to keep the temperature stable, you may notice higher utility bills. Additionally, you will need more frequent repairs. If you are suffering from this, it may be time to consider a new system.
Cleaning or replacing air filters regularly is one of the best ways to improve the performance of your system. Purchase a programmable thermostat, keep curtains drawn or install shades in rooms that are more exposed to sunlight, and avoid blocking airflow by closing vents in multiple rooms.
If your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, it is most likely nearing the end of its useful life. We also recommend replacing your air conditioning system if it requires frequent repairs, no longer keeping your home comfortable, or your utility bills are higher than usual.
Size matters when it comes to your HVAC system. This estimate examines your complete home, including how much insulation you have, how old your system is, what types of windows you have, and how they face. This calculator will determine the size of the system required for your home.