Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Energy Savings’

How Often Should I Replace My Home’s Insulation?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

loft-insulationJust having walls and a roof is not enough to separate the indoor air from the harsh, outdoor air. That’s where insulation comes in.

Insulation is essential for keeping warm air where it needs to be. In summer, that means keeping the warm air outside of your home. In winter, it means keeping the warm air inside the home.

Not only will insulation help you feel more comfortable, but it will also help keep your home cool or warm—meaning less money spent on running the HVAC system.

However, insulation isn’t perfect. It can deteriorate over time and might need to be reapplied every few years. Since insulation stays out of sight and out of mind, many homeowners don’t realize that it might be the reason for their rising heating or cooling bill.

In this post, we’ll go over how often insulation should be replaced and why you should get help finding the right type and amount of insulation.

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AC Maintenance and Installation Rebates for Homestead, FL Residents

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The City of Homestead is offering rebates for AC maintenance and air conditioning system installations for City of Homestead electricity customers! If you have not had an air conditioner tune-up or maintenance visit yet this year you can get $50 towards a maintenance visit. If you are looking to upgrade your system or install a new air conditioning system you can save up to $350 with a rebate.

AC Rebates | Homestead | Air On DemandThese rebates are incentives to encourage homeowners to make improvements to their home to increase energy efficiency and lower monthly energy bills. Regular AC maintenance and coil cleaning can reduce the energy use of your air conditioning and increase the efficiency of your system. Not only will you receive an rebate, but by increasing the efficiency of your system you can save money each month as well! Call Air On Demand to find out the best system upgrades for your home or to schedule a maintenance visit. If you are Homestead resident don’t forget to find out more about rebates available you!

 

One Time Annual AC Maintenance $50
Would you drive your car for years without getting a tune up? It’s just as important to have your A/C tuned up. Just cleaning your A/C coils alone can reduce your energy consumption and save you money on your electric bill.

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Miami AC Guide: Simple Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool

Monday, May 14th, 2012

As the days get hotter and hotter, you want to keep your home as cool as possible. While cranking up your Miami air conditioning system is tried and true solution, there are other ways you can keep your home cool (and help your AC work better). Improving your air conditioner’s energy efficiency is an added benefit of many of these tips.

  • A ceiling fan can help circulate the cool, air conditioned air through your home. A ceiling fan will also make you feel colder, so you can turn your thermostat up a few degrees, saving energy.
  • Pay attention to where you place your thermostat. If your thermostat is near a device that produces a lot of heat, like a TV or an oven, it will read the wrong temperature for the room and cause your AC to cool your home too much. A thermostat that is improperly calibrated can have the same issue. An accurate thermostat will keep your home comfortable, and it will save energy if you no longer have to constantly adjust the thermostat setting in attempt to get the right temperature.
  • Your landscaping can also affect how well your air conditioning system works. Adding trees or shrubs will shade your air conditioner, which leads to it using less electricity. However, make sure the plants to do not restrict the air flow.
  • Close curtains during the day to prevent added heat from entering your home. The curtains can add a layer of insulation that can keep your home cool.
  • Annual maintenance is the best thing you can do to keep your AC cooling effectively. A technician will clean your unit and replace any worn parts, so your air conditioner will be able to keep your home cool all summer. It also improves energy efficiency, which is something that you can appreciate every month when you get your energy bills!

Air conditioners cool and dehumidify your air, which can go a long way towards making your home comfortable this summer. By following these few simple steps, you can keep your home cool and save energy, which is something that everyone can appreciate. For more information about how to keep your Miami AC in peak condition this summer, give Air On Demand a call today!

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