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.
It's Always a Good Time to Save Energy -- Start This Fall
These suggestions can help you save energy during the cold months of the year.
Take Advantage of the Sun
When the sun is shining, open the windows on the side of the house where the most heat will come in. Keep the windows on the dark side of the house closed to prevent heat from escaping.
Cover Your Windows
Use clear plastic sheeting to cover any drafting windows while the weather is cold. Reduce air infiltration by making sure the plastic is sealed tightly. If you weatherize your windows and they still feel drafty, use insulating window shades or drapes to help further save energy.
If you are home and awake, your thermostat should be set as low as possible while still being comfortable. When you are asleep or away, set your thermostat for 10 to 15 degrees cooler to save energy. A programmable thermostat can be set to do this daily without you having to worry about it.
Seal Air Leaks
Use a lit incense stick on a drafty day to find air leaks around your home. Look for air leaks around plumbing penetrations, recessed lighting, around chimneys, and around closets and cupboards. Use weather stripping around any doors or windows that have air leaks. You can use caulk to seal any other air leaks you find.
Maintain Your Heating System
You can save energy by making sure your heating system is properly maintained. Have your system inspected and any needed repairs made before the weather turns too cold. Make sure you change your furnace filter because a clogged filter forces your heating system to work harder. You should also have your ductwork inspected to ensure it is not leaking and does not need to be cleaned.