Energy Savings Tips for summer savings from Ruud Air Conditioning
According to Energy Star data, your air conditioner is the largest user of energy in your home. Ruud Air Conditioning offers money saving tips during Houston’s hottest and most humid months of the year.
Save money and be more comfortable by keeping your system well-maintained and efficient, just like keeping your vehicle tuned up. Performing regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit helps the system run more efficiently. Catch minor problems before they become major repairs. Replace the filter monthly during the summer, and have a professional service your system at the beginning of each cooling season. An efficient system saves money, resources, and the environment.
Get a programmable thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home according to when you will be there, eliminating the need to cool or heat an empty house. Even a difference of only 2 degrees can save you up to 6% on your cooling costs.
Shade the sunny side of your house by closing drapes and installing awnings on the windows. Reduce the heat of the sun by planting shade trees and shrubs around your house, especially on the west and south sides. Studies show this can reduce your cooling costs by up to 30%.
Have your ductwork inspected for tears and leaking by a professional, especially if you are replacing your system. The best system in the world is only as good as the ducts that serve it.
If your system is older than ten years, you might consider replacing it because today’s systems can be twice as efficient as those produced just 10 years ago.
Ruud’s Ultra Series two-stage units are designed to maximize comfort and minimize energy usage. The first stage uses less energy than a hair dryer!
For more information on Ruud products, call 713-965-4701 or 855-ASK-RUUD or check out their website: www.ruudtexas.com.
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