Money-saving tips: Your heating and cooling system

posted by admin on January 18, 2016.

Did you know that heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home?

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Heating and cooling a typical American home makes up almost half of the monthly utility bill!

No matter what kind of heating and cooling system you have in your house, you can save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment. By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with recommended insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can save about 30% on your energy bill while reducing environmental emissions.


Houston AC Master can assist you in keeping your HVAC system in top shape for your home comfort and savings on your monthly energy bill. Schedule your system checkup today by calling 713-516-3115. We proudly serve Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood and the greater Houston area.


Read more for tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:

Heating and Cooling Tips

  • Set your programmable thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer, and — depending on the season — raise or lower the setpoint when you’re sleeping or away from home.
  • Clean or replace filters on furnaces and air conditioners once a month or as recommended.
  • Clean warm-air registers as needed; make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
  • Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
  • During winter, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
  • During summer, keep the window coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat.

Long-Term Savings Tips

  • Select energy-efficient products when you buy new heating and cooling equipment. Houston AC Master can help you compare energy usage for different types, models, and designs of HVAC equipment.
  • For furnaces, look for high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings. For air conditioners, look for a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). See the efficiency standards for information on minimum ratings for each, and look for the ENERGY STAR when purchasing new products.

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