Yep, we understand the need to reduce those burgeoning energy costs. There are several ways you can chip away at high bills while preserving the performance and longevity of your HVAC system.
- Utilize a programmable thermostat. There is no use in heating or cooling an empty home, so take the time to program your thermostat. According to ENERGY STAR, a properly used programmable thermostat can save up to $180/year in energy costs. Don’t have a programmable thermostat? A Town & Country technician can install one for an affordable fee—and teach you how to use it!
- Avoid putting money into aging equipment. Generally speaking, heating and cooling systems that are more than 10 years old are better replaced than repaired. A high-efficiency HVAC system reduces utility bills—and is a worthwhile investment in your comfort and property value.
- Don’t neglect your system. Filter changes and system cleaning are important to the safety and performance of your HVAC equipment. If you are not versed in doing this yourself, hire the Town & Country team to provide competitively priced service you can count on.
Town & Country recommends that you schedule a full-service maintenance visit twice a year: once for summer and once for winter. During your maintenance visits, we monitor equipment safety, clean all components, change filters, check electrical connections and inspect ductwork. We also make you aware of small issues that could turn into more costly repairs when left unattended.
Check your filter on a monthly basis, and change it no more than every 2-3 months. Clean filters allow your system to “breathe,” which optimizes performance and energy efficiency. High-quality allergen reduction filters are a good idea for home and business owners dealing with allergies, asthma and respiratory concerns. Your Town & Country technician can recommend a filter that is best for your system and your budget.
SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” and it refers to the efficiency and performance level of your HVAC system. A higher SEER means that your equipment is more efficient. Before you decide on a new heating and cooling system, discuss your needs with a Town & Country technician. They will recommend the most cost-effective options for your comfort objectives.
Many Town & Country clients complain of allergy and asthma problems as well as ongoing respiratory infections. Indoor pollutants can exacerbate these conditions, so we recommend scheduling an indoor air quality check. Town & Country partners with an industry-leading duct cleaner, and installs indoor air systems that reduce the spores, mold and contaminants infiltrating your home or business.