Energy Savings Tips: Ways to Save Some Green on Your Heating and Cooling Costs NOW!!
With the economy still hurting and energy bills at an all time high, system efficiency is the key to saving money NOW and in the FUTURE.
The annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200.
On average, 60% of energy used in your household is dedicated to space heating, cooling and water heating. As a result, government regulations and energy laws have skyrocketed.
Source: Typical House Memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009 and Typical house_2009_Reference.xls spreadsheet.
Average price of electricity is 11.3 cents per kilo-watt hour. Average price of natural gas is $13.29 per million Btu. Energy Savings
Here’s a few energy savings tips to help save yourself some GREEN…
This may not seem like a way to save money at the present time, but preventative maintenance can keep your systems running at full efficiency, prolong the life of your equipment, save money on energy consumption and most of all, prevent high repair bills. Call us today to schedule one of our Industry Leading Tune-Ups or to set up a Preventative Maintenance Agreement.
This is one of the easiest ways to add efficiency to your existing hot water heating system without breaking the bank. Outdoor reset controls work by reading outdoor temperature and system temperature. As the system senses the outside temperature, it will self adjust and provide just the right amount of heat. No more wasted heat going up the chimney or into the basement, you get the exact heating required and exactly when you need it.
How many zones do you really need? There’s a fine line between initial install costs and energy savings. Too many zones and your installation costs outweigh the fuel savings, not enough zones and energy costs rise. Homes are typically designed with 1 or 2 zones. This works well in smaller homes but is extremely inefficient for larger homes with more space to heat and cool.
This is one of the most common and popular upgrades in the consumer world. Replace your current thermostat with an energy efficient programmable one and save you up to 30%* in yearly fuel costs. Technology even allows some thermostats to be accessed over the Internet and adjusted directly from the consumer’s phone saving you even more.
A full system upgrade can save you up to 50% in heating, cooling and water heating bills. We can provide you with anything from a high efficiency wall mounted heating system to a tankless hot water heater. Call us now to find out how we can help save on your utility costs.
* Actual savings depend on your home, geographic location, number of energy saving periods and energy savings temperature.