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Will I Save Energy by Sleeping with the Windows Open?

Will I Save Energy by Sleeping with the Windows Open?

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At first glance, there doesn't seem to be any logic behind the idea of opening a window to sleep or sleeping with an open window. But it can be a great way to save energy. It's time to get some fresh air and turn your bedroom into a mini-atmosphere.

Air Conditioning for the Houses in Southern Ontario

As the temperatures rise, the energy consumption for air conditioning in Toronto & GTA homes increases. With rising costs and limited resources, it's important to find ways to save energy. Sleeping with windows open is one simple and low-cost way you can help save on your electric bill. Your HVAC system is designed to cool and ventilate a room. Opening the window will help your system operate more efficiently by reducing humidity and excess heat.

What are the Benefits of Opening Windows?

By sleeping with the windows open, you'll find that you can sleep more comfortably and naturally.
1. Your HVAC system will not have to work as hard: The cool night air will reduce the need for your HVAC system to run as much.

2. You can prevent mold from growing: When the outside temperature is cold, there's more condensation and humidity in the air. This can be a problem if you don't regularly clean the house and windows. With less moisture in your home, mold won't grow as quickly.

3. You'll get fresh air: The fresh night air will make you feel more comfortable during the night. A dry room can cause you to have more difficulty sleeping, so putting a fan in your window will help keep humidity levels down.

Does Sleeping with the Windows Open Save Energy?

Yes, sleeping with windows open does save energy. The cool air will help keep the air conditioning from running more than needed. You'll also be helping the environment while saving on your energy bill. In the summer months, you might consider leaving a window open to help refresh and cool your home without electricity.

Get Professional Help

Apart from opening the windows at night, you may require expert heating and cooling services. At A Plus Quality Inc., we offer professional heating and cooling services to ensure your home is comfortable all year round. From indoor comfort systems to your cooling and heating needs, we are the experts serving Toronto & GTA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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  • Furnace is blowing cold air in Winter?

    This can be due to Ignition lockout, sometimes could be resolved by resetting the power  and if this does not resolve the issue you should contact a certified gas technician from A-Plus Quality to get this problem resolved!

  • What is a heat pump?

    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

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