Does turning the thermostat up or down during the night or when you are not home save money?
It sure does! Adjusting the thermostat in either direction (depending on the season of course) when you are away from home you can save money. Digital Thermostats can be programmed to reduce energy usage and still make your home a comfortable temperature for when you get home.
You can help prevent emergency service calls by scheduling regular service calls for your HVAC unit. An HVAC service checkup can often catch and diagnose the minor problems before they become big problems. A reliable HVAC repair company will check the condition of your unit and if necessary, and offer all suggestions and recommendations that they see based on your particular unit.
Another great way to save some extra money and help prolong the life of the unit is to change the air filters regularly. The recommended time to change is every three months. The air filter is extremely important to the HVAC system. Your unit depends on the air intake, and a clean filter will allow air to pass through much easier. Dirty filters can cause more stress on the unit, making it work harder and causing cooling or heating issues. If you seem have problems remembering to check on the filter, make yourself a reminder on your phone or mark it on your wall calendar.
We hope that we have helped to put some of these HVAC myths to rest for you. If you have any questions about your HVAC unit, contact Advanced Air and Heat, and will be happy to answer any of your questions.