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10 Tips for Greater Heating/Cooling Efficiency and Savings

Install a more efficient heating or cooling system.  Newer systems are more efficient, and can save you money in the long run.  Even replacing old window air conditioning units with newer models may save you money. Check your local county, state, or energy provider’s website for rebates when you recycle your old window A/C units.  (Click here fore Baltimore Gas and Electric’s program.) Teach people to keep doors and windows closed when heating and cooling systems are operating. Plan zoned systems in the facility so that only the occupied area is brought to the comfortable temperature. Use separate individual forced air units for each zone, rather than a central system. The initial installation costs less, and the operational costs are usually less with forced air, especially when both air conditioning and heating are involved. The heating recovery time for bring a room to the comfortable temperature with a hot water system often consumes the savings of this system, especially with older, inefficient boilers. ...