If you're like most homeowners, heating and cooling your home is your #1 ongoing expense. Aprilaire's energy efficiency tips not only help you save money on your energy bill, they also help you achieve total comfort in your home.
Energy Efficiency Tips from Aprilaire
Control Temperature: Program your thermostat to heat and cool your home only at the times you need it most. Aprilaire programmable thermostats offer pinpoint digital control and options such as Heat Blast™, which provides immediate comfort from the cold.
Aprilaire Zoned Comfort Control allows you to control temperature in different areas of your home based on different needs. Among other things, this is beneficial for homes with more than one level, large open areas or expansive glass areas.
"Zoning combined with a programmable thermostat strategy can save you up to 30% on your energy bills." -U.S. Department of Energy
- Control Humidity: Proper indoor relative humidity levels make you feel more comfortable while using your heating and cooling system less often. If relative humidity is too high or too low it could be costing you money.
- Low humidity: If proper relative humidity levels aren't maintained during the winter heating months, your indoor air becomes dry and absorbs moisture from everything around it. This includes your skin. As the dry air evaporates moisture from your skin, you feel cooler, causing you to turn up the thermostat.
Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers can help you maintain RH levels so you feel comfortable at lower temperatures.
"You can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat!" -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Low humidity can also cause shrinking of door and window frames, allowing the infiltration of outside air. Studies suggest approximately 74% of the home's infiltration occurs at the home's envelope (perimeter walls, windows, and doors).
Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers can help you maintain the optimum humidity levels to prevent shrinkage of woodwork.
- Too much humidity: If proper indoor relative humidity levels aren't maintained during the months when humidity is high, you may feel uncomfortable even at moderate temperatures. This may cause you to run the air conditioner when it's not needed, raising energy costs.
Aprilaire dehumidification solutions effectively reduce excess moisture without overcooling your home—or you.
- Control Air Purity: Among its many benefits, an Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifier keeps particles out of your HVAC equipment, so it runs more efficiently and has a longer life.