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Energy Saving Tips

Smart ways to save energy and money all year round. If you are looking for ways to save money and resources on your energy consumption, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some of our top tips for increasing energy efficiency in your home. We want to provide Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County Nevada residents with home energy efficiency tips that keep you safe and comfortable while also you save energy through conservation efforts at home, such as:

  • Lowering the your energy bill during the different seasons
  • Establishing an HVAC maintenance plan
  • Zoning your home
  • Upgrading to a programmable thermostat
  • Addressing energy efficiency in your home (energy audits)

Up to half of your utility bill is attributable to heating and cooling costs. In order to keep these costs under control, ensure your heating and air conditioning system is running at peak efficiency

 

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Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

These tips are designed to help you choose effective ways to reduce your energy bills. Air conditioning tips to save energy, air conditioning tips for summer, HVAC maintenance tips and more!

HVAC energy saving tips to maximize your HVAC system efficiency and energy usage. Heating tips and air conditioning tips plus much more!


 

Schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system

  • A seasonal tune-up will maximize efficiency, keep equipment in peak working order, improve comfort and virtually eliminate costly repairs

 

Install a programmable thermostat

  • A programmable thermostat will adjust your HVAC system to fit your schedule, lowering and raising temperature settings when you are typically away from home or asleep

 

  • You’ll save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back seven to ten degrees Fahrenheit from it normal setting for eight hours a day

 

Change filter at least every month depending on usage

  • A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool—wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system—leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure

 

Replace old inefficient HVAC systems with new energy efficient units

  • Consider installing ENERGY STAR® qualified heating and cooling equipment if your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old
  • Replacing an old air conditioner with a high efficiency unit (new air conditioners use up to 40% less electricity than older models)

 

Get your HVAC unit properly installed by a professional & trusted heating and cooling company like Gibson Air

  • Improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30% —costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment’s life.

 

Air Conditioning Tips To Save Energy

  • Be sure your air conditioner is not blocked. A free flowing air conditioner operates most efficiently Be sure the return air grill inside your house is not blocked by furniture or other items

 

  • Keep heat out of your home by closing blinds, shades and draperies that cover windows facing the sun. Close coverings on east-facing windows in the morning and west-facing windows in the afternoon

 

  • Keep your outdoor air conditioning unit cooler by planting trees or shrubs that provide shade but still allow air to flow around the unit. By properly shading the area, your system can perform up to 10% more efficiently

 

 

The following tips can help you save money on energy costs during the warm weather!


 

  • close shades, blinds and drapes to block the sun from overheating your house during the Summer months

 

  • Try to wash and dry clothes, iron and cook in the morning or later in the evening

 

  • Clean air filters during Summer
    • Dirty air filters can restrict air flow and compromise performance

 

  • Set your ceiling fan for summer months
    • In the summer, ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise to push cool air down to the floor

 

  • Set thermostat at 78°F or higher in the summer
    • you can save 6-8% of your cooling costs for each degree above 78

 

  • Open shades, blinds and drapes during Winter months to gain the sun’s heat

 

  • Change your ceiling fan direction for warm winter comfort
    • In the winter you should rotate clockwise at a low speed to pull cool air up

 

  • Set thermostat at 68°F or lower in the winter

 

  • Put an insulating blanket on your water heater

 

  • If you have a fireplace, keep the damper closed when you’re not using it, and use a glass door to minimize the amount of heat that escapes up the chimney

 Air Sealing & Insulation Tips to Save Energy:

  • Caulk, seal, and weather-strip around all seams, cracks and openings to protect against drafts. Pay special attention to windows and exterior doors
  • When replacing windows, choose a double-pane, solar-control low-E, argon gas-filled, wood or vinyl frame window
  • You should add insulation to your attic if you do not have a R-36 rating or better

 

Appliances & Electronic Tips to Save Energy:

  • Unplug appliances, lights, TVs, computers, etc. when not in use
  • Power strips completely cut power to any device plugged into them when switched off. So, when you turn the power strip button off, the devices are not consuming energy in standby mode
  • Replace appliances that are over 7 years old with Energy Star appliances. Energy Star-qualified products use less energy and usually offer more features than non-qualified products
  • Activate your computer’s sleep mode when you leave your desk. This reduces electricity consumption to less than 5% of full power
  • Do laundry and other energy intensive chores in the morning hours or late at night when overall energy usage is lower
  • Use a cold water detergent and try using the cold water washing cycle. It does make colors last longer
  • Install efficient shower heads that use 2.5 gallons per minute or less

 

Lighting Tips to Save Energy:

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR® compact fluorescent (CFLs) or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which use up to 75% less energy
  • Turn off lights whenever possible. Just a few hours a day over a year’s time can really make a difference
  • Dust your light bulbs and clean the fixture covers to get the most light out of your fixtures
  • Install motion sensors in places you might often forget to turn the light off yourself

 

Water Saving Tips in Las Vegas:

  • Keep showers under 15 minutes
  • Switch to low-flow toilets, faucets and shower heads
  • Turn down the frequency of your sprinklers
  • Make sure your dishwasher is full before running it

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Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring home maintenance starts with preparing your air conditioner for the hot summer months ahead. Make sure your air conditioner gets the attention it needs by following our spring air conditioning maintenance checklist. With proper care, you can extend the life of your air conditioning unit, improve energy efficiency in your home, avoid emergency breakdowns and lower your monthly energy bills. Is your Las Vegas home prepared for spring and summer? Need air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas now? We currently have a $59 maintenance coupon. Call us now! Schedule AC Maintenance Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist For Spring Air conditioning accounts for more than 50% of energy costs during the summertime. By following these air conditioning maintenance tips you will save money and energy in your home. Change air filter Changing your air conditioner’s air filter is an easy task to do that will increase the efficiency of your unit and improve indoor air quality. If the filter is dirty, the air is dirty. As we approach summer, you should be checking your air filter every month to see if it’s dirty. To learn how to change your air filter, click here, or contact the experts at Gibson Air to help. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%   Clear around outdoor air conditioning unit The outside AC unit draws air into the system so you should make sure there is nothing obstructing or leaning against your air conditioning unit. Trim any plants or trees growing next to/on your unit. You should have 2 feet of...

Las Vegas HVAC Companies, How To Choose The Right One?

There are a lot of air conditioning and heating companies in Las Vegas – especially the “one truck” companies that seem to appear in Las Vegas during the summer and then “disappear” shortly thereafter. Choosing the right HVAC company for service or new HVAC installation can save money and lots of headaches. Remember that price shouldn’t be the only item when deciding. Tips To Find The Best Air Conditioning and Heating Company In Las Vegas: Look at the reputation of the manufacturer and the warranty that is offered, review your potential HVAC company with the contracting board and the Better Business Bureau. Review their web presence and see what their customers say about them and the service they provide. Don’t be afraid to get more than one bid. Do not sign any document the HVAC Company asks you to sign except for giving them permission to evaluate your system. Too many companies are now asking the customer to sign a document that allows them not only to check out your system but to also check your credit rating even before they have evaluated your system.   Gibson Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving the greater Las Vegas/Clark County area since 1996. Jack and Gaylee Close bought the company in 2005. Jack and Gaylee are both LVHS graduates and prior to purchasing the company, Jack was a prominent Physical Therapist in Las Vegas for over 42 years.  Jeffrey Rozycki, who was a technician for Gibson Air when it was purchased by the Close family, was brought on board in 2014 when his company, Buster Mechanical, was purchased by Gibson Air and he now serves...
How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas

How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas

It’s almost summer here in Las Vegas and the triple digit temps will be coming soon! With the harsh summers we get it’s very important you prepare your air conditioner for summer in Las Vegas. If you want to save money and energy this summer while keeping your home cool and comfortable follow our tip on how to prepare your air conditioner for summer in Las Vegas below. If you know your A/C system needs some attention, call us at 702-388-7771 and ask about our current HVAC coupons.   How To Prep Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas   Inspect your air conditioning unit First, its crucial to just inspect your outdoor air conditioning unit, especially if this is your first time starting your air conditioning after winter. Check your outdoor unit panels, these panels are designed to enclose the electrical connections and must be in place to help protect both you and the system. If you are missing a panel (possibly due to the strong Vegas winds) or if the panel is misaligned, this could cause potential risks for both you and the operation of the equipment. If the panel covering the electrical connections is missing or out of place, you should call a qualified HVAC technician for an assessment before starting your system.   Clean the area around your air conditioner You’ll want to make sure the area around your air conditioner unit is clear and free from debris. If there are any plants, branches or anything else blocking the area or touching your air conditioner, you need to clear it away. Make sure you...
Why Clean Air Conditioning Condenser Coils in Las Vegas

Why Clean Air Conditioning Condenser Coils in Las Vegas

Why Should You Clean Your Air Conditioning Coils? Air Conditioning systems are like cars. During the warm months, through labor day in and day out without regular care, they lose their ability to keep you cool. A critical component of every air conditioner is the condenser coil. When the condenser coil gets dirty, it causes problems that affect performance and can damage other parts of the system. We currently have a coupon for HVAC Maintenance with a chemical coil cleaning!   What Are Condenser Coils? Condenser coils are situated in the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. As refrigerant removes heat from your home, it turns into a gas. It then travels to the condenser coils. As the refrigerant gas passes over the coils, it is cooled and changes back into a liquid. It is then recirculated back into your home to cool the air and remove more heat.   Benefits Of Getting Your Air Conditioning Condenser Coils Cleaned Keeping the evaporator and condenser coils of an air conditioning system clean and free of foreign materials can do more to maintain operating efficiency and increase equipment life than any other preventive maintenance procedure. Put simply, a regularly scheduled coil cleaning will help keep your equipment running better and longer.   What Happens To My AC When The Condenser Coils Get Dirty? Condenser coils get dirty in the process of cooling the refrigerant. Dirt from the air outside is absorbed into the outdoor cooling unit and begins to build up on the coils. The bigger the buildup, the harder it is for the cooling system to perform. Electric bills increase and indoor...
Benefits Of Air Conditioning Tune Up Service In Las Vegas

Benefits Of Air Conditioning Tune Up Service In Las Vegas

It’s spring time in Las Vegas and you know what that means, the summer heat is on its way fast! There are many things you need to do to prepare and an air conditioning tune up service in Las Vegas should be one of your first items on your spring cleaning checklist. In fact, a neglected AC unit loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year! With proper air conditioning maintenance we can assure your systems lasts. There are many benefits with regular air conditioning maintenance and it’s recommended you schedule HVAC maintenance two times a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Schedule service with a reliable Las Vegas HVAC company like Gibson Air so certified HVAC technicians can perform all the necessary inspections and tasks that will ensure your cooling system runs smoothly and efficiently all summer long, we you need it most. So whether you’re signed up for HVAC Maintenance Plan or you’re just curious about the importance of annual maintenance, check out all the great benefits of air conditioner tune ups we listed below! Las Vegas AC Tune Up Benefits 1.  Extend The Life Of Your Air Conditioner Neglecting regular maintenance for air conditioning systems can cause issues for your HVAC system, possibly resulting in a broke air conditioner in the summer heat. Avoid home comfort and safety issues by scheduling AC Tune Up in spring so you’re ready for the harsh summer temperatures. During a tune up service you can rest assured knowing your air conditioner is being inspected and tuned for any issues that could happen from heavy usage of...
Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Are you ready for some spring cleaning for your Las Vegas home? We’ve put together a helpful printable spring cleaning checklist for you to get started on making your home beautiful and clean. Tackle every room in your house! From bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living room to outside as well as lets not forget the most important your HVAC system. Your spring cleaning should start with an annual spring tune up for your air conditioner and HVAC system. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas is very important and will ensure your kept cool all summer long while being energy efficient and saving money on repairs and energy bills. There are many additional benefits of air conditioning maintenance, combine this with our spring cleaning checklist room by room printable and you’ll be fully prepared for the summer season! Spring Cleaning Checklist As home comfort experts we not only want to provide you with the best heating and cooling service in Las Vegas but we also want to help make your house a home with helpful tips and resources. Start off the spring season right with this, FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist< click to...
Benefits Of Furnace Tune Up In Las Vegas

Benefits Of Furnace Tune Up In Las Vegas

Just like a car, a furnace tune up is especially important to keep the heating system from needing costly repair or even replacement early on. In Las Vegas furnace tune up service is an important task in your home maintenance checklist that will ensure you’re kept warm all winter long. The beginning of fall is a good time to schedule your tune up for your furnace, but if you notice some heating problems, its best to call your HVAC contractor to have a look at your HVAC system. In this article we’re going to explain why annual professional furnace maintenance is so important for your family and your home by giving you 5 benefits of getting a furnace tune up from Gibson Air!  Furnace Tune Up Benefits Increased efficiency of your furnace – get the most from your investment Schedule annual furnace tune up service to ensure your furnace is running safely and effectively. Proper heating maintenance from a trusted HVAC company will help you get the most from your investment. A technician will fine tune your system and make sure there are no furnace problems you’re unaware of.    Furnace Tune-up Saves You Money in the Long Run – Save money and Decreased repair costs  Upon arrival, our NATE certified HVAC technicians will access your system. The age of your furnace will help determine if it might be time for a furnace replacement service otherwise the technician will perform the tasks that’s included in an annual furnace tune up. Some tasks performed included inspect air filters, clean condenser coils, calibrate safety controls and more. By properly maintaining your system...
Fall Home Maintenance Tips For Las Vegas Homeowners

Fall Home Maintenance Tips For Las Vegas Homeowners

As the summer heat in Las Vegas finally begins to cool down in late October you should make sure your home is prepared for the cold winter nights in Southern Nevada. By following fall home maintenance tips and checklists you can assure your Las Vegas home is ready for winter. A top concern includes scheduling fall HVAC maintenance service on your heating system with Gibson Air before the cold weather arrives. If you have not set up an appointment for a furnace tune up, now is the best time to do so! Fall Home Maintenance Tips Fall is the perfect time to prepare your system for the heating season. Get your heating system ready for winter, reduce energy costs and improve home comfort with our Fall Home Maintenance Tips.   Change Your Furnace Air Filter By following fall HVAC maintenance tips like changing your air filter before the winter can offer you and your family many benefits. It’s important to change your air filter more frequently in the winter as you spend much more time indoors, by checking your filter each month you can improve your indoor air quality. According to the Department of Energy, changing your filter regularly can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency anywhere from 5% to 15%. No matter what HVAC maintenance you’re performing, whether it’s before the summer or before the winter, changing your air filter should be a priority.   Change Ceiling Fan Direction In Winter Homeowners can improve the efficiency of their heating system and keep their home more evenly heated by reversing the direction of their ceiling fans in the fall. Change...

WINTER TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM

WINTER TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM For most regions of the country, fall means forgetting about heating and air conditioning for a while. Crisp mornings and moderate temperatures during the day create a comfortable existence with lower-than-average energy usage. Right around the corner, however, is the first frost of winter and the promise of higher energy bills. Is there anything you can do now to impact your energy usage? “Absolutely,” says Paul Trotter, brand manager for American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. “The transition period between the beginning of fall and the first days of cold weather is the perfect time to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency and weather resiliency, and service your heating system. All of these things, along with following a few other simple recommendations, can impact your energy usage.” MAKING YOUR HOME AS ENERGY-EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE DURING WINTER Install storm or thermal windows and doors. Caulk and weather strip all windows and doors. Ensure your fireplace has a tight-fitting damper. Tape and seal leaks in your duct system and coil enclosure. Consider adding insulation to your duct system. For extremely cold climates, wrap your water heater with an insulated water heater blanket. Seal gaps between heated and unheated spaces. This may be around pipes, ducts, fans or vents. Consider installing ceiling fans with reversible motors. In the winter, fans push warm air that collects at ceiling level back down into the room. Ensure your fireplace has a tight-fitting flue damper. Make sure the registers (vents) in your home are open and not obstructed by furniture. Set your thermostat to “Continuous Fan” to continuously circulate the...

Air Quality Tips

Would you like to breath easier with less allergens and dust in your home? We are all aware of the unavoidable problem we encounter outdoors with air quality and pollution on a daily basis. We may not have much control of the outside air but what about the air in your home? We really need to take a hard look at the indoor pollution problem inside our homes, schools, and workplaces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Nearly every home (96%) had at least one indoor quality problem and 86% had high levels of particles and bioaerosols. With the Las Vegas weather now changing to spring, the flowers and trees are blooming and the pollen count increasing almost daily. If you are having allergic responses to this pollen increase, you need to know that there are methods, we at GIBSON AIR CONDITIONING, can do about the indoor pollution in your home. By reducing the pollen, dust, pet dander, dirt mites, bacteria and viruses in your home, we can greatly improve the indoor air you breathe. Here are a few slight examples of how we can help you with what specifically affects you: ODORS AND CHEMICAL VAPORS An air-purification system can be attached to your HVAC unit. Contaminants are removed and destroyed before air is re-circulated in your home. SMALL, RESPIRABLE PARTICLES AND BIOAEROSOLS/MICRO-ORGANISMS An air filtration system will help to combat indoor pollution capturing even the smallest contaminants and keeping them from re-circulating back into the home’s airflow. Germicidal lights can...

Energy Saving Facts

According the US Department of Energy, 25 -40% of the energy used for heating and cooling a home is wasted.  When your HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t work as hard to reach set temperature levels, and as a result, less energy is consumed.

When replacing air conditioners or furnaces, look for ENERGY STAR labeled products. Replacing HVAC equipment that is more than ten years old with Energy star models can cut your annual energy bill into the hundreds.

Programmable thermostats will shave about 10 percent off of your heating and cooling bills, says the Alliance to Save Energy. The average annual savings is about $100

About 47% of the average household’s annual energy bills stem from heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy

According to the EPA, an annual HVAC tune-up and inspection is one of the most important strategies for reducing energy consumption in your HVAC system. Just like a car, even the newest, most efficient HVAC system will decline in performance without regular maintenance from a qualified professional


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