Does It Really Matter Where I Place My Thermostat?

April 18, 2022

Does It Really Matter Where I Place My Thermostat? The thermostat in your home plays a critical role in the comfort level of your home. Where it’s placed can have a big impact on not just how comfortable your home is, but your energy costs. These are the rules to follow for thermostat placement. Avoid Sunlight Don’t place your thermostat in an area where it gets direct sunlight. The sunlight will warm the thermostat, which results in inaccurate readings. When this happens, your air conditioner will think your home is warmer than it is and cool it down too much....

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What is a SEER Rating?

August 5, 2019

If it’s time for you to think about replacing the AC system that cools your home you may be wondering about a SEER rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a scale developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to gauge the efficiency of AC systems. In the broadest of terms, the higher a SEER rating, the more efficient an air conditioning unit. What Affects a SEER Rating? To determine a SEER rating, energy experts divide an air conditioning system’s capacity over the duration of a typical warm season by the energy that system consumes in watt-hours. Every state...

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3 Energy Efficiency Tips You Should Know

May 22, 2019

Throughout the year, you probably spend a lot of money on your energy bills. You may be wondering if there are some ways to improving your energy efficiency. By being more efficient, you could save money and lower your carbon footprint. Louisiana, like many other states today, has a big green movement. Here are three very simple ways you can do your part. 1. Air Dry Instead of using the heated dry function on your dishwasher, you can simply air dry dishes and save on electricity. The other option, of course, is to not use the dishwasher at all. You...

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