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How can I reduce my energy costs?

July 7, 2020

There are several ways to reduce your energy costs. Here are some suggestions that can help you: Perform annual maintenance – Tuning up your cooling system each Spring and your heating system each Fall will help to ensure each operates at peak efficiency, and can help you identify and resolve any potential issues before a breakdown occurs. Upgrade to a high-efficiency system – Your heating and air conditioning system is a major portion of your electric bill. A new, highly efficient HVAC system can help you cut down on electricity usage while keeping your home comfortable. Insulate and seal ducts – An efficient, well-maintained HVAC system is only one part of the equation. A properly insulated and sealed duct system can ensure that you are receiving maximum performance. Adjust the temperature – Typically, adjusting temperatures 5 to 8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) can help save energy if you’re going to be away from home or work for several hours. Don’t block vents in well-used rooms – Keep all of your supply and return vents clear and do not block with objects like blinds, carpets or furniture. This will allow your air conditioner to operate efficiently and allows the air to distribute evenly. Install a programmable or wifi thermostat – A programmable thermostat enables you to control your home or business’ temperature when you are asleep or away. A wifi thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature remotely with a smartphone.

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