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Hints to Lower Your A/C &
Heating Bill

Heating and cooling is the biggest drain of your energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, between 40% and 50% of your utility bill goes toward heating and cooling.

Efficient heating and cooling systems. Properly sized units will run more efficiently than over or undersized units. Central air conditioners should have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio(SEER) of 13 or higher. Higher SEER/EER values mean lower energy costs. Gas furnaces should be rated at a minimum of 80% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency(AFUE).

A heat pump for year-round heating and cooling. Heat pumps are the most efficient method of electric heating in moderate climates. In the summer, a heat pump is a high-efficiency air conditioner. In the winter, it's one of the best heating systems you can own.

Duct work that is free of leaks and well insulated. The ducts that move heated and cooled air through your house should be free of leaks and wrapped with at least two inches of insulation.

Correctly insulate and seal your home. Make sure that your heating and air conditioning system aren't working overtime to compensate for air leaks. Even simple steps, such as closing a fireplace damper or caulking around windows and plumbing pipes, can save you money on your electric bill.

Regular maintenance. Change air filters monthly or when dirty and have your heating and air conditioning system inspected by a professional at least once a year. Make sure your outdoor unit stays clean and clear of any debris. A clogged condenser unit will not be operating efficiently.


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