Common heating and air conditioning questions

As a homeowner, you will have a lot of questions about how to efficiently use your air conditioning / heating system installed in your home. Efficient usage will help you in saving energy costs on your bill, reduce your carbon footprint and overall make the environment inside your home quite pleasant.

Here are some common questions frequently asked by people:

How do I save on my energy bills?
You need to tweak the settings on your thermostat in order to ensure that your heating and cooling are done according to your schedule. You have to set the timings of when you sleep, wake, leave and return home for the cooling or heating to start or stop working. This will ensure that no amount of energy is wasted and your bill will reduce down to 15-20% annually.

What should be the normal temperature for my home in summers and winters?
The recommended temperatures for you to set inside your home during the summers should be anywhere between 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and around 68 degrees during the winters. You can increase the temperature if you are out of the house or sleeping.

What should be the best level of humidity for my home?
Many people don’t know that humidity levels matter a lot. The optimum level of humidity inside a home should be anywhere from 30-40% so your best level should be 35%. Don’t have high level of humidity other than the given range otherwise it can cause mold, allergies and health issues to develop.

When and why should I replace the air conditioner?
You should get your air conditioner replaced due to the following reasons:
Age—if your air conditioner is over a decade old, there are high chances that it needs to be replaced. If not replaced, then definitely serviced.

High energy bills—you need to change your air conditioner if your energy consumption levels are the same but your bills are costing higher. This is because the air conditioner is using much of its energy in cooling your home and losing its efficiency.

High repair costs—you should replace the AC with a new one if the servicing cost is higher or as much as that of an entirely new AC.

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