Tuesday, August 9, 2016
SACK COMPANY TIPS FOR STAYING COOL AND SAVING MONEY THIS SUMMER
Nearly half of the energy in any building goes to heating and cooling. With the hot summer weather in the south, now is the time to be sure your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is optimized for top-performance and ready to keep you and your clients cool. Provided below are a few changes you can make now that will make your work areas more comfortable and save you money.
Change air filters regularly
Checking and changing your filter, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer); can keep your system from working harder than it needs to and thus save energy. A dirty filter causes dirt and dust to build up in the system which will slow down air flow and lead to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure. At a minimum, you should change your filters every 6 weeks.
Close vents and doors to rooms not used
By closing vents to rooms you don’t regularly use (basements, closets, storage rooms) the cool air can be redirected to heavy traffic areas. Doing so can easily cut 100-200 square feet off your energy footprint and bill.
INSULATE, INSULATE, INSULATE
Cool air will leave a building in any way that it can find. There are several ways to help keep the air inside where it belongs. One way is by using caulk or silicone to fill any cracks in doors and windows. You can also use weather strips around doors and windows to tighten the seals. For an extra layer of protection, it is a good idea to keep curtains closed when the sun is shining in through the windows.
If you still aren’t satisfied with the amount of energy you are using in the summer, you’ll need a maintenance check from a trained service professional. Preventative maintenance is necessary to maintain optimal performance and longevity of your HVAC system. A Sack Company trained technician will clear up any emerging issues and make calibration adjustments to maximize energy efficiency. We can also seal the interior of your existing ductwork to close any leaks you have that are causing your power bill to rise unnecessarily. Inadequate service can result in expensive repairs and replacements and higher than necessary energy bills.
The Sack Company has the ability and a proven record to install, repair or maintain equipment on any size building. Call us today to create a comfortable environment for yourself and your customers. (912)871-COOL
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