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Energy Savings Tips

Are you interested in cutting energy costs?
There are steps that can be taken to ensure that your system is running efficiently!

1. The LCS Annual Maintenance Plans
Keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently with preventive maintenance! Learn more about saving money and energy with our LCS Gold Membership or LCS Platinum Membership.

2. Replace Your Filters
Has your system stopped operating properly due to a dirty filter? Are you tired of driving to the home improvement store to purchase filters? Our filter program, Filter Fetch, is designed to save you time and money! There are two parts to the program: Email Reminder and Easy Filter Order. The email reminder does just that…reminds you it’s time to change your filter! A link to purchase more filters is included in the email. Simply click on the link, type in your filter code (that we provide to you) and click Buy! Your filters will be on your doorstep in a couple of days. Participation in the program is free, shipping is free, and you’ll always be prepared to change your filter on time! Contact us today for more information or to receive your filter code! Already have your code and looking for Easy Filter Re-Order?


3. Use a Programmable Thermostat
Having a programmable thermostat installed is a simple way to lower your energy costs. Programmable thermostats allow temperatures to be pre-set for different times of the day. For example, it might be ideal to keep the temperature at 68 degrees when you are home but 65 degrees when you are at work or sleeping. Programmable thermostats have Adaptive Intelligence Recovery. They are designed to determine the amount of time and least amount of energy it takes to move from one temperature to another. As a result, temperature change within the program uses less energy than manual changes. WiFi programmable thermostats provide the added benefit of being able to access and control your HVAC system through your phone, tablet or computer.

4. Install High Efficiency Equipment
Consider investing in a 95% - 98% efficient furnace with heat pump. Gas furnaces and electric heat pumps allow your energy costs to be split more evenly. A heat pump efficiently uses electric to heat your home until the outdoor temperatures fall to 20-30 degrees. At this time, the system automatically switches to the gas furnace which is more efficient (and produces a warmer heat) in extreme temperatures. What’s the advantage to having a 95% efficient furnace? With this type of furnace, 95% of the heat is distributed throughout your home and only 5% is lost through the flue. With an 80% efficient furnace, for example, 80% of the heat is distributed throughout your home while 20% is lost through the flue. Variable speed and/or variable capacity motors also play a big role in the efficiency of your furnace AND air conditioner!

5. Additional Energy Savings Tips

  • Caulk windows and doorways
  • Insulate attic 12-15" thick
  • Open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight in during winter months. Close curtains and blinds to block sunlight in summer months.
  • Remove leaves and trim plants so they are not growing into the air conditioner or heat pump.

Contact us today to learn more about Energy Savings!