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5 Energy Saving Tips

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Does anyone actually like to spend their hard earned money on bills? If you’re looking to save a few bucks then why not become more efficient with the energy you use? Utilize these energy saving tips to keep your bills low and bank account high.

  1. Insulation – Properly insulating your home will keep the warm air in when it’s cold outside, and it will prevent warm air from entering your home when it’s hot outside. Your home can be 5 to 10 degrees warmer in winter, and cooler in summer, when insulation has been properly installed.
  2. Plug the Gap – Typically, doors and windows do not fit properly within their frames, which is also true for pipes and their entrances into the house. This extra space can result in heat moving in or out of your home, resulting in an unfavorable indoor temperature. Add weatherstripping and special caulking to these openings to save up to 25 percent on your monthly energy bills.
  3. An Extra Degree – If you were to adjust your thermostat an extra degree or two, do you think your body would notice? Turning your furnace temperature down, or air conditioning temperature up, by a few degrees can save you a significant amount of energy per month.
  4. Appliances – Purchase energy efficient appliances if your current ones are around the decade mark in age. If your current ones are only a few years old, have them serviced by a professional to increase their current efficiency.
  5. Natural Gas – If you’re currently using oil or electricity to heat your home then it may be time to consider natural gas. This fuel source is usually cheaper than most others and its price is for sure less volatile. Some companies will even offer rebates if you switch from oil to gas appliances.

Saving energy is a simple concept that everyone can partake in to save money. When you would like a professional to service your appliances and HVAC system, contact Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.