Earth Day is next week! This day helps people remember the importance of our Earth and provides ways to help take care of it. We think that taking care of the Earth we live in is important and that being a good steward of the environment means many things – including thinking about your heating and cooling system! Make Earth Day every day in your home with some of these helpful tips.
#1: Replace your thermostat.
Programmable thermostats are an easy way to reduce your energy usage and save money! Not to mention, they will help you with evenly heating and cooling your home all year long. These thermostats allow you to program the temperature to be what you want, when you want it. For example, if you know you will be gone at work all day, don’t keep the thermostat cranked up. Program it to turn down a bit while you’re away, then have it turn back up shortly before you get home. Programmable thermostats can be used in tandem with almost any existing heating and cooling system. Contact us today for options.
#2: Stay ahead of the game with preventative maintenance.
Heating and cooling preventative maintenance appointments may not be on the top of your priority list, but they should be. These will help you extend the life of your system and they will help prevent unexpected breakdowns. Spring is one of the best times to get your system tuned up. We will make sure to run an energy efficiency check to ensure the system is working at peak condition. We will also clean the filters or replace them, then talk to you about any repairs or other issues we see that could cause a problem. Preventative maintenance gives you the peace of mind you need as you head into the spring and summer seasons.
Heating and cooling systems account for the highest energy use in most households nationwide. That means when it comes to helping the Earth, that you should look no further than your HVAC system! We can help get your preventative maintenance appointment on the books! Or, if you are ready to get a new heating and cooling system installed for the spring and summer weather, we can help find a replacement system that is the highest quality for the best price. Contact us today for information!
Being a homeowner means you need money to help maintain things around your house. Are you looking for ways to save money? Look first at your home and how you can cut costs. Here are some ways to save money around your home.
#1: Upgrade your thermostat.
Your thermostat plays a significant role in the overall comfort of your home, but a lot of times it’s easy to forget about this little gadget. However, programmable thermostats have the potential to save homeowners hundreds of dollars every year. Why heat or cool an empty home? These thermostats give people the ability to customize the temperature inside the house and save energy while they’re away at work or on vacation. For example, on a warm summer day, simply program the temperature to turn up a few degrees while you’re gone and then set it to back on at a lower temperature, so you can come home to a cool and comfortable home.
#2: Buy the right air filters.
Staying on top of filter cleaning and replacement in your home is key to extending the life of your system and allowing for clean air to be circulated into your home. If you need to replace the filters in your HVAC system, be sure you buy the right one. Sometimes homeowners purchase the wrong size of air filter and that could increase your energy bill and cause problems for your furnace. Over time, you’ll save money on your utility costs and you will give your HVAC system the chance to do its job!
#3: Don’t forget about your vents.
Are you noticing that the air in your home feels unevenly heated or cooled? Sometimes vents in specific rooms will be closed and you may forget to open them. This could cause uneven airflow to occur and contribute to increased utility bills. Be sure all of your vents are opened, and that air flow is directed for even distribution. This helps with energy bills and can save you money over time!
Need a new system replacement in time for fall? We can help with that! Perhaps your system just needs some preventative maintenance performed. Our experienced team can help with that too! Contact us today for appointment options!
Summer time is full of sun, relaxation, and vacations. When you set out for your vacation, it’s true that you can save a little bit of money by adjusting your thermostat during a short time away. But what if you’re taking a longer trip or have a vacation property that sits vacant for much of the time? Here, we’ll provide some tips on what your thermostat should be set to if you expect your home or rental property to sit empty for an extended time period.
Tip #1: Invest in a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can be a great way to save big bucks on a vacant home. These thermostats are controlled by smart phones, iPads, or tablets and can be changed from anywhere. It’s kind of like taking your thermostat with you on vacation. With smart thermostats, you’re given the control you need, when you need it. You check weather reports from remote locations and see how the weather is in the area of your home and set the thermostat accordingly. This type of thermostat makes great sense for people that have vacation properties that may be uninhabited for significant weeks at a time, but it can also be great for a home that you live in all the time, simply because it gives you real time control of your home, no matter where you’re at.
Contact us today for programmable thermostat options that might work for you.
Tip #2: Close windows & blinds. Before you leave, be sure to keep your blinds, windows, and curtains closed. Sunlight that creeps into the windows can raise the temperature of your home, keeping it warmer than it needs to be in an unoccupied space.
Tip #3: Keep your system maintained.
Your HVAC system should be serviced every year in order to make sure that everything is functioning well and that nothing needs to be replaced. When you return from vacation or you head up to your rental property, no one wants to be welcomed with a system that doesn’t work. Contact our team of pros to make sure everything is in great working order so you can stay comfortable all year long. Or, maybe you need a complete upgrade in your system. We’re happy to come out and provide a quote.
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