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Common Myths in Heating & Cooling Your Home

There are a lot of myths about residential heating and cooling. While there are also some myths about commercial heating and cooling, the reason that residential myths are so prevalent is because homeowners are always looking for the best ways to save money on their monthly utility bill. Since Carter’s Heating & Cooling supports homeowners saving money on their utility bills whenever possible, we want to help set the record straight on several common myths

Energy Saving Tip #14

Energy Saving Tip #14

Keep the shades down. Sunny windows account for 40% of unwanted heat and can make your A/C unit work 3 times harder.

Energy Saving Tip #13

Energy Saving Tip #13

Replacing a dirty clogged air filter can lower your A/C's energy consumption by 5-15%

Energy Saving Tip #12

Energy Saving Tip #12

Maintain set points on your thermostat for at least 8 hours. If you set it back 7-10 degrees for 8 hour periods you can save 8-10% on heating and cooling.

Energy Saving Tip #11

Energy Saving Tip #11

If severe weather is headed your way make sure to secure your lawn furniture, grills, and outdoor toys. Unsecured items can damage your A/C unit if there are high winds. Also consider covering your unit with a temporary cover.

Energy Saving Tip #10

Energy Saving Tip #10

Switching to LED light bulbs save energy! LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity 1/3rd-1/30th of incandescent or CFL bulbs. These light bulbs not only save electricity they remain cool to the touch and last longer than incandescent or CFL bulbs. Common...

Energy Saving Tip #9

Energy Saving Tip #9

A/C units run more efficiently with proper shading. Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air, meaning the A/C will have an easier time cooling the air.

Energy Saving Tip #8

Energy Saving Tip #8

Each degree you dial below 78 degrees increases your energy consumption by 8%.  And every degree you raise your thermostat equals a 1%-2% of savings on your bill.

Energy Saving Tip #7

Energy Saving Tip #7

Did you know that a build up of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in 21% decrease in efficiency?

Don't Forget About Geothermal

Geothermal can be a smart and viable option for your commercial project. Find out more information today!

Don't Forget About Geothermal

Geothermal can be a smart and viable option for your commercial project. Find out more information today!

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