How can I be more energy efficient with my heating and air conditioning units?
Install a programmable thermostat
It is highly recommend having a professional install this as it involves handling electrical wiring.
Setting Your Programmable Thermostat
* Make certain that your thermostat is receiving electrical power
* Check the setting to make sure AM & PM are set correctly
* Start and stop times should be checked
* It is possible you will need to replace your thermostat or have it installed by a professional
Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort. BonAir has many different service plans available to you to help keep you system running efficiently.
How can I reduce my electric bill in the hot summer months?
Higher efficiency systems will yield higher energy savings and reduced utility bills for air conditioning. Exactly how much you save will depend on the age, efficiency and condition of the unit. The overall condition of your ductwork, attic insulation and weather stripping is also a consideration. In 2006 new government regulations took effect and require higher efficiency minimums for air conditioning units. Higher efficiency minimums mean there are benefits to purchasing a new system right now. Setting your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher will also help keep energy costs low.