Does a programmable thermostat really save you money and if it does how much?
A. Yes, a programmable thermostat will save you money on your electric bill, but you have to program it to be effective. According to the Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10% to 15% for 8 hours. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat. For more information, check out these tips from the U.S. Department of Energy.
What is SEER rating?
A SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) which indicates how efficient your unit is in utilizing electricity through the heating and cooling seasons. For example, the higher the number the greater the efficiency. Prior to 1992, the typical SEER rating for units manufactured is approximately 6.0, however in 2006; the government established a standard minimum heating and cooling efficiency for new homes to be at 13 SEER or higher. Heat pumps now have SEER ranges from 13 to 19. The higher the SEER the more money you save on your electric bill.
What factors contribute to the comfort of my home?
Fresh and Clean Air
Temperature At Air Supply, Inc. we believe in order to achieve complete comfort you have to start with heating and cooling as just the foundation of your system.
Fresh and Clean Air: A dusty and dirty home can be extremely uncomfortable, especially for those with bad allergies and asthma patients. At Air Supply, Inc. you can trust us to recommend the perfect system for your indoor air quality needs.
Humidity: In Florida, the extreme humidity is always an indoor air quality and comfort concern. By reducing the humidity in your home, your family will be comfortable and the air that they breathe will be cleaner. Lower humidity also means that your family will be more comfortable at higher temperatures and this means lower utility bills.
System Control: At Air Supply, Inc. we recommend the Honeywell Focus Pro 8000 7-Day Programmable thermostat. Its ease of programming capabilities and touch screens leave comfort literally at your fingertips.
How often should my filters be cleaned or replaced?
The experts at Air Supply, Inc. recommend all standard 1-inch thick filters should be checked and or replaced once a month. The frequency of change will depends on how much the system is used. The longer the system runs the more contaminants the filter will catch.
Do I have to program my thermostat in order to save money?
Yes, For the best possible efficiency results your thermostat should be programmed.
How do I know if my filter is installed properly?
On most filters there is an arrow pointing in the direction of air flow. The arrow will go toward the air handler and thus making sure that contaminates are caught before they enter your heating and air conditioning equipment.
How often should my air conditioning system receive a
general maintenance checkup?
A system should be checked twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The spring maintenance will help prevent breakdowns during the hot summer months and keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible. The fall maintenance will help prevent you heater from breaking down when you need it most to keep your family warm through the winter.
Do you have an after hours service?
Yes. At Air Supply, Inc our customer's comfort and safety is very important. If you need us after our office has closed, you will still get great service at any time.
What area does Air Supply, Inc service?
At Air Supply, Inc we service the Wakulla County, Franklin County, and Leon County areas