Ceiling fans can save you money by keeping you comfortable at higher thermostat settings.  Each degree higher than 78 degrees will save you 5 to 10 percent on air conditioning costs.  The moving air from a ceiling fan increases the amount of evaporation from your skin and helps cool you off.  The ceiling fan will spread the cooled air through your home without greatly increasing your power use.

Tune and clean your AC regularly....A poorly maintained air conditioner uses 10 to 30 percent more energy and has a shorter life. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your AC unit.  It is important to have a professional tune, clean, and check controls and refrigerant levels on your central AC unit.  If your refrigerant needs recharging, this correction can improve efficiency by 20%.  While you need temperatures between 65-70 degrees to get correct readings....you can call now to be put on the maintenance list.  We will call back when temperatures are warm enough to do a proper check and schedule your appointment at your convenience.   

Consider purchasing a new ENERGY STAR certified furnace e with a variable speed motor.   An average home can save up to $530 in natural gas and electricity costs annually when upgrading from a standard 60% efficiency natural gas furnace to a 95% efficiency furnace.  Rebates may be available to you. Call for upgrade ideas and a free estimate.

Do not oversize when buying a new AC unit.....Most HVAC contractors will try to sell you oversized equipment, either because they are upselling or because they are using old school rules of thumb for sizing rather than modern load calculations.  Buying a bigger system than you need is just wasted money and the unit will not properly do its job....bigger is not better when it comes to AC...need an free estimate or a second opinion from 35+ years of experience...call Bob

Winter air is dry air. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air, which can create a lot of benefits for you and your family. A 2013 study, for example, showed that increasing humidity levels to 43 percent or above significantly reduced the ability of airborne viruses to cause flu infections.  Call Air Tech Services for a Humidifier install or repair estimate (847)639-5336

 

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