The Benefit of Automation
For further savings, consider a zoned system and programmable thermostat. This allows you to regulate the temperature in different parts of the house. If you live in a two-story house and spend most of your time downstairs during the day, you can switch off or lower the temperature upstairs. While at work, you can switch the HVAC off during the day and set it to switch it back on when you’re about to leave for home. Not only does this reduce your electric bill but also means less wear and tear on the unit, saving money on maintenance and repairs.
Install the Right Type of System
There are two types of HVAC systems: a split system and a packaged unit. Opt for a split system. A split system puts the compressor and condenser outside and the evaporator and furnace or heat pump inside. A packaged unit combines everything in one outdoor unit. You may be tempted to choose the packaged unit because it’s smaller and cheaper to install but the split system is more energy-efficient. They come with SEER ratings between 13 and 25 compared to 10 to 18 for packaged units.
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YOU REACH FOR THE DRANO.
Forget using chemicals to open or clear drains. They rarely get the job all the way done. Not only are the chemicals very harsh and dangerous for you to handle, but they can also ruin drain pipes and the equipment used to clear the stoppage.
Hint: To prevent blockages in the first place, keep huge cloggers (like grease and hair) out of drains by buying and using simple drain traps.
YOU OVERLOAD THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL.
Be kind to your garbage disposal: Don’t pour grease into it (the goopy stuff will eventually solidify and clog the drain) and don’t put in fibrous food like celery and artichokes. Also, avoid pushing through large amounts of garbage at once. Instead, feed garbage slowly into the disposal with cold running water.
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Furnace ducts that deliver hot air in cold months can be used for air-conditioning.
If you have ducts. You should have your ducts inspected. Many times, modifications are required to accommodate the greater volume of air produced by air-conditioning. Ironically, older duct systems, which tend to be larger, work best when retrofitting central air-conditioning. (As the heating industry has learned more about the dynamics of airflow and sizing furnaces and delivery systems, ducting has gotten smaller.)
Here’s a list of typical modifications that existing ducts require:
•Upsizing the furnace blower (rated in cubic feet per minute, or cfm) to move the cubic feet of cool air required for your house. An undersized blower won’t move enough air through the coils, and they can freeze.
•Sealing the ducts to boost efficiency. This is a job best left to a Green Apple Mechanical pro, as an imbalanced system can lead to hazardous backdrafting during the heating season or pockets of warm air during the cooling season.
•Swapping out older supply registers for ones that allow a greater volume of air to pass. Old register grilles with slits just 1/4 inch wide offer too much resistance to airflow; new grilles can improve airflow by 15 to 25 percent.
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1. It’s a good idea to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal with lemon peels.
False. Dropping lemon peels down into your garbage disposal causes corrosion due to the citric acid in the fruit.
2. It’s smart to put a brick in your toilet tank to save water.
False. Some people think putting a brick in your toilet tank forces the toilet to use less water when flushed. But, the brick can disintegrate over time causing issues with your toilet’s flapper and other parts. Also, a brick can displace too much water causing you to flush more.
3. A slow dripping faucet doesn’t affect the water bill.
False. Even a slowly dripping faucet adds to the monthly water bill and it wastes water.
4. Pouring hot grease down your sink is okay because it’s a liquid.
False. Hot grease can build up on the inside of your pipes causing clogs. It’s best to wipe the grease out of your frying pans and throw it in the garbage can.Read More
You have two options when it comes to controlling central air. The first is one operating unit that controls the air in every room of your home. The control is located in one place in your home. By turning the air on, off, up or down, you only have to use one unit that can be programmed to run at specific times and temperatures. If you choose to have individual controls in each room, you will have to go to each room to adjust them. However, most homeowners with this option only use the air in the main portion of their home, such as the living space and used bedrooms. This eliminates the need to cool frequently unused rooms, which also saves on your energy bills.
Both Heating and Cooling
Most installed central air conditioned systems have the ability to cool and heat your home at once. Having a central heater and air conditioner will make it more convenient to make the temperature at home more comfortable.
The only downside of a central air conditioner is the initial price. However, once you decide to have central air installed, the benefits make the price tag well worth it. Additionally, having this type of heat and air in your home can eliminate other costs. Cleaner air quality keeps you and your family healthier and it’s more cost effective in regards to your utilities.
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How Can Homeowners Benefit from Installing Central Air?
Sometimes box fans in windows don’t bring the relief that you seek on the hottest days. With the latest summers continuing to break temperature-related records, central air conditioning will bring you the ultimate in comfort, efficiency, and savings. By knowing how central A/Cs work and the benefits that you’ll enjoy, you’ll be better able to determine if this home upgrade is right for you.
How Central Air Conditioners Work
A central air conditioner circulates conditioned air through a home via a series of ducts. The cooled, dried air travels from the air conditioner into the rooms in your home via supply registers and ducts—the opening in floors, walls or ceilings covered by metal grills. Return registers and ducts in your home remove the warm air in your home and send it to the A/C. As the air circulates in your home, it passes through a filter that removes dust, pollen, and other allergens. In addition to cooling warm air, A/C units also dehumidify the air, so your home feels comfortable on muggy days. Find out how you can care for and service your air conditioner with Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ.
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