Upgrade to a High SEER rated central air conditioner. A system with a high SEER rating puts out more cooling per unit of energy and lowers utility bills
Pasadena, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
During the hot summer months, it is often necessary to make a trade-off between comfort and lower energy usage. The following energy saving tips from Air Specialist will provide Pasadena residential and commercial property owners ways of keeping homes and businesses in the Houston cool while reducing energy costs.
1. Install ceiling fans. Running ceiling fans in conjunction with central air facilitates better air circulation throughout a home or business. Ceiling fans help circulate cool air from the air conditioning to all parts of a room. Furthermore, the breeze from a ceiling fan will make the room feel cooler than it actually is. This makes it possible to keep the thermostat a little higher while remaining comfortable. Fans with wide blades situated at a higher angle distribute air most efficiently.
2. Install Nest Learning Thermostats. Nest Learning Thermostats come with several features to help reduce energy consumption. They can be programmed to set different temperatures at different parts of the day.
This means that the thermostat can be kept at a lower temperature during hours of peak activity and a higher temperature for the rest of the day. Nest Learning Thermostats also have an Auto-Away feature that can be used to shut down cooling after a specified period of no activity.
Finally, they can be networked to allow remote control over Wi-Fi. By creating a free Nest account online, it is even possible to control the thermostat from a mobile device or web browser.
3. Add Insulation in the Attic. The attic is the easiest place to add insulation. If the insulation is uneven, or if floor joists can easily be seen, adding more insulation will help keep the building cooler in the summer, lowing energy consumption.
4. Upgrade to a High SEER rated central air conditioner. The SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, is a measure of the performance of an HVAC system. A system with a high SEER rating puts out more cooling per unit of energy. Upgrading to a higher rated unit means that less energy is consumed to accomplish the same amount of cooling.
5. Install window tinting. Window tinting, sometimes called window film, can be applied to windows to reflect heat, lowering inside temperatures. Tinting may be dyed to enhance privacy, but may also be clear. Modern ceramic tints are designed to block a high percentage of heat producing infrared and UV rays while allowing in more visible light than older tinting technology.
Air Specialist Heating and Air Conditioning
A heating and air conditioning repair contractor serving the entire Houston TX area, including Pasadena. The company employs NATE certified technicians that are licensed, bonded, insured and certified to repair Trane, Carrier, Amana, Goodman, American Standard, Lennox, Bryant, Rheem, Ruud and other top air conditioning and heating equipment found in residential and light commercial applications.
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