Two things that Floridians count on in June are hot weather and Father’s Day. This year, why not celebrate your dad with something that will help him stay cooler all summer?
If the HVAC system in his home is compatible, why not bring it into the 21st century with a thermostat that gives him complete control over the HVAC system wherever he is. Some have features that indicate when it’s time to change the air filter and schedule professional maintenance.
Some upgraded thermostats send out alerts when the system is malfunctioning. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that using Wi-Fi and programmable thermostats saves measurable amounts of energy because they make it easy to adjust the temperatures based on home occupancy.
HVAC System Tuneup
Cooling and heating systems are complicated appliances that need tuning up at least once a year. The gift of system maintenance translates to lower energy bills, more dependable cooling and a longer lifetime for the components.
If your dad hasn’t had his serviced in a while, ask the contractor to conduct a thorough inspection, including ductwork testing for leaks and cleanliness. They may be leaking cooled air, which wastes energy. If they’re dirty, the indoor air quality will suffer.
Plant A Tree
A deciduous tree not only adds beauty to the yard, it will also cool a hot, sunny wall in the spring and summer. Deciduous trees and shrubs lose their leaves in the fall, which makes them an ideal Fathers Day gift for saving energy and adding home value. Some nurseries will plant the tree as part of the purchase.
These fans employ relatively new technology, run extremely quietly and use little electricity. They move plenty of air without having a big footprint in the home. Such a fan will cool anyone who can feel the air they circulate.
Contact Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions to schedule services to help your dad enjoy more comfort and lower energy bills for Father’s Day. We provide HVAC services for Orlando-area homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).