Thermostat Location

Thermostat Location

Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
Thermostat Location

AC Energy Ratios

When shopping or air conditioners, look for seasonal energy ratios (SEER) over 12 for central air conditioners and energy efficiency ratings (EER) over 10 for room air conditioners.
Thermostat Location

Humidity Control

To deter mold, keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive ($10-$50) instrument available...
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Duct Loss

Have your duct system tested for air leaks. Many think that windows and doors are the major cause of a home’s air leaks. But according to recent research by the Department of Energy, gaps, cracks and disconnections in the typical home’s duct system are...
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Flood Prep – HVAC

Keep these points in mind when you have your HVAC equipment raised or floodproofed:a) Changes to the plumbing, electrical system, and ventilating ductwork in your house must be done by a licensed contractor, who will ensure that the work is done correctly and...
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Install Storm Windows

Storm windows can reduce your heat loss through the windows by 25% to 50%. Storm windows should have weatherstripping at all moveable joints; be made of strong, durable materials; and have interlocking or overlapping joints. Low-e storm windows save even more...