Older, inefficient heating and air conditioning systems cost much more to operate than a new Carrier high-efficiency comfort system. You could reduce your energy costs by $1,000 per year, or more. Use this link to estimate your savings: http://www.hvacopcost.com
Not looking to update your whole system? Skip to an alternative route and call us to install a wifi enabled thermostat that will help you save. Save big when you upgrade your outdated thermostat to a new Honeywell Lyric T6 Pro with WiFi. The Lyric allows you to control the temperature of your home on-the-go from your phone with its user-friendly mobile app, helping you maximize energy savings and comfort.
Federal laws mandate that all new air conditioning systems achieve a minimum 14 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) rating.
California laws mandate that all new furnaces achieve a minimum of 80% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. A new high-efficiency furnace can reduce your gas usage by as much as 40%.
REBATES FROM MANUFACTURERS AND/OR UTILITY COMPANIES MAY BE AVAILABLE. CHECK TO SEE IF THEY MAKE SENSE FOR YOU.
Homeowners should be aware that replacing a single component might not be possible due to the new federal efficiency standards. Use the link below to check the efficiency rating of any proposed heating and air conditioning system. Check to make sure that all of the components “match” before agreeing to any contract. Use the links below to determine the efficiency of any heating and cooling system, and to see what Climate Zone your home is in.
ARI Directory of Certified Products
California Building Climate Zone Map
- DON’T wait until the house is hot to turn on the A/C. If the day is expected to have high temperatures, close doors and windows, then set your thermostat to a comfortable setting (normally 72?-78?) in the morning. It requires much less energy to maintain a steady temperature than to run for extended periods of time.
- DO set your thermostat higher if you plan to be out of the house during the day, but do not turn the air off completely. This will allow you to quickly cool the house off without putting unnecessary stress on you’re A/C system.
- DO run the A/C later in the day. While peak temperatures outside are from 1-3pm, the hottest time inside the house is actually 5-8pm when heat absorbed by the walls and ceiling begins to soak through.
- DO upgrade your standard thermostat to a wifi-enabled unit. Connected thermostats can monitor when you are home or away by using the location of your phone, ensuring that you’re A/C is automatically running when needed, and in energy-saving mode when it’s not.