ENERGY CONSERVATION

Basic Rules For Keeping Cool At A Minimum Cost

  • Caulk, weather-strip, and insulate to close air gaps
  • Plan hot work (washing & drying clothes, cooking) for cooler morning/evening hours
  • Pull drapes and shades facing the sun
  • Keep windows/doors closed when the air conditioning is on
  • Use thermostat to control home temperatures for daytime/ night time temperatures
  • Set thermostat control at highest comfortable level-each degree raised reduces energy consumption by 3-4 percent
  • Clean or replace air filters regularly
  • Add a service contract
  • Keep the outside unit free of leaves or other airflow obstructions
  • Have the air conditioning unit cleaned each spring

These contaminants can cause unnecessary discomfort, health hazards, and deterioration to property. Pollen, and mold spores can make life miserable for people who have respiratory problems, and can harbor harmful bacteria and viruses.

A typical furnace filter only removes 10-15% of these contaminants. An air cleaner can remove up to 95% of airborne particles. Several types of air cleaners are available today, each with their advantages and disadvantages.

These can make allergenic or asthmatic people sick in the workplace and at home. Our air cleaning systems will reduce dust mites, pollens, pet dander and other irritants that plague you in your home.

Most commercial fiberglass filters trap only 7 - 15% of dust, dirt and pollen. (ASHRAE Organization) 50% of all respiratory illness is caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. (American College of Allergists) Indoor air is tested to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. (E.P.A.)

The air you breathe at home can be detrimental to your health. It can also be bad for your forced air heating/cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) has published statistics that state .042 inches of dirt on the heating coil can reduce overall efficiency by 21%.