As the holidays approach it is natural to look for ways to cut back on expenses, especially if you want to give gifts to friends and family, or even host a holiday gathering in your home. But not everyone thinks about their energy use as one of the major ways that can help families add a little more to their budget.
When it comes to essential services that make your home run smoothly, few things are as essential as having reliable plumbing and a quality HVAC system.
That’s why we at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are proud to provide the only 24 hour. 7 days a week emergency plumbing repair in Pittsburgh or across Allegheny County.
Professional Installation Helps Efficiency
There are many reasons to aim to be efficient in the way you use your HVAC system. Aside from saving money, using your heating and cooling efficiently also helps to lessen ill effects on the environment. That’s why the Department of Energy (DOE) and other organizations have recommended using HVAC systems as efficiently as possible in order to save energy and money. With the right design renewable energy sources can help HVAC systems work better.
Expert Installation will ensure that the maximum amount of heated or cool air will reach where it is supposed to. Here are some tips:
- Schedule yearly HVAC tune up
- Change air filters at least every three months, more often if needed. Dirty filters make your HVAC system work harder, wasting energy and money
- Install and use a programmable thermostat
- Seal heating and cooling ducts that run through unused areas, such as crawl spaces, attics, and the garage
- Have an Energy Star Qualified system installed
General recommendations are to keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, and if possible drop the temperature even lower for eight hours a day while no one is home, or even during sleep.
When you take steps to assure that your HVAC system is running efficiently throughout the year with the help of Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, you save both money and energy and set an example for everyone in your family. To schedule an update or evaluation, contact us at 412-273-1000.