Air Conditioning Cooling Tip...
Ceiling fans can save you money by keeping you comfortable at higher thermostat settings. Each degree higher than 78 degrees will save you 5 to 10 percent on air conditioning costs. The moving air from a ceiling fan increases the amount of evaporation from your skin and helps cool you off. The ceiling fan will spread the cooled air through your home without greatly increasing your power use.
Consider purchasing a new ENERGY STAR certified furnace e with a variable speed motor. An average home can save up to $530 in natural gas and electricity costs annually when upgrading from a standard 60% efficiency natural gas furnace to a 95% efficiency furnace. Rebates may be available to you. Call for upgrade ideas and a free estimate. (847)639-5336
FURNACE ENERGY TIPS
* Keep your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted with annual maintenance. If your furnace is working at peak efficiency it will use less energy to operate.
* Clean or replace the filter every 1-2 months-a dirty fileter reduces the airflow and forces the furnace to work longer to heat your home.
* Consider purchasing a new ENERGY STAR certified furnace with a variable speed motor. An average home can save up to $530 in natural gas and electrical costs annually. NICOR is offering rebates depending on qualifications. Now is a great time to upgrade efficiencies