Your Air Conditioner and the Environment: Facts You Should Know

Summer is right around the corner and many of us will begin blasting our ACs in order to stay cool during the sweltering heat. Check out this quick list of facts when it comes to using your HVAC system in Chicago. Should you be doing anything differently?

 

Cost

Did you know that using air conditioning is not cheap? In the United States alone, AC costs an estimated 29 billion dollars if you are including repairs and energy costs.

 

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is one of the ways to save money through the year. While the up-front investment of purchasing a programmable thermostat may be expensive, it will end up being cheaper in the long run. A programmable thermostat allows you to turn off your system when you aren’t around, put it on a timer at night, and even change the temperature when you aren’t home. You can save roughly $180 a year from a programmable thermostat.

 

Reusing Parts

Did you know that if you have an existing system, some components may be reused? Depending on the house and the system, some ductwork can be reused. Your contractor can look at and evaluate your existing setup and tell you how simple your installation can be.

 

Your HVAC in Chicago is about to be used to the fullest when the summer heat shows itself. Make sure you check up on these facts and see if there is anything you should be doing differently when it comes to your HVAC care.