We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
When it comes to energy efficient home improvements, you don’t have to break the bank to cut your energy costs. There are things that can be done by virtually anyone with a little do-it-yourself experience, which won’t cost much yet will reap noticeable rewards on your energy bill.
Seal your Doors, Jambs and Windows
Keep the drafts out of your home by making sure the door threshold and door jambs are right and tight. Even a door snake on the floor against the door will help your energy efficiency, but the tighter you make your jambs, the less energy goes out the door.
How many times have you heard this advice? However, a dirty filter makes your HVAC system work harder, and that means it uses more energy. Plus, a clean filter keeps the wear and tear on your system to a minimum. Do this monthly, and you’ll be good to go.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
This is one of the most cost effective ways to save on your energy bill both winter and summer. A programmable thermostat allows you to heat the home only when you are there. When you are at work or away, it automatically lowers the house temperature in the winter, or raises it in the summer. After all, there is no need to fully heat or cool a home when no one is around, and you’ll save between 10% and 15% off of your energy bill every month.
The Big Three
Although there are other ways of making your home more energy efficient, like adding insulation into the attic, installing energy efficient windows and frames and using Energy Star appliances, take care of the big three first to get the most bang for your buck in energy efficiency, all season long.