- How do I re-light my Pilot Light?
- What temperature should I set my thermostat?
- What is the most Efficient way to run my Heating and Cooling System?
How do I re-light my Pilot Light?
- Turn off Heating Unit at the thermostat or power switch.
- Locate the gas valve and turn it from the positions”on” or “off” to the “pilot” position.
- Hold down the red button that sends gas to the pilot burner.
- Hold a match to the pilot burner at the same time your are pushing the red button. Sometimes you will need a long match, lighter, or something to hold the flame in there further.
- You may have to remove a small access panel to access the pilot light on some units.
- After the light is lit, continue holding down the red button for 60 seconds to make sure the pilot stays lit.
- Turn the gas valve back to the “on” position
- Turn back on your heating unit, the main gas line, and your thermostat. Your main gas should light up.
- Replace all parts you took off to access the light.
What temperature should I set my thermostat?
This number will change with the time of the year, but generally your thermostat should be set to about 68-70 F during heating season, and about 78-80 F during cooling season. Keeping your thermostat at a constant temperature is the best way to be efficient, as drastic temperature changes will cause the unit to work harder to achieve the wanted comfort level. As a general rule, don’t adjust the temperature by more than 5 degrees either way.
What is the most Efficient way to run my Heating and Cooling System?
- Make sure to keep your thermostats at a constant temperature. Constantly tinkering and tweaking will only make thing less efficient.
- Change your filters every month.
- Make sure your outdoor condensing unit coil is clear or debris (lawn clippings, soil, etc.).
- Clean the outdoor condensing unit by:
- DISCONNECT THE POWER AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FIRST!
- Spray water from a garden hose through the coil until the water passing through it is clear.
- Turn the power back on
- Have the unit serviced one per year by a licensed service company