Plumbing and HVAC Tips To Help You Save On Utility Bills
Have you been watching your utility bills creep up and up? Part of that may be the increase in energy costs. But as your house ages, the efficiency of your house is also to blame. As different systems in your home are used over and over again, parts wear out. And no matter how well you maintain it, things need repair and replacing over time.
Seal Air Leaks
The EPA estimates that as much as 20 percent of your airflow isn’t making it to your rooms; instead, it’s being leaked into the walls, attics, and crawlspaces of your home. If ductwork isn’t sealed properly and isn’t in top condition, airflow won’t move through your home in a proper manner. Performing an audit and determining where leaks are is an easy process for us. We can show you where your problems lie, and help you save as much as 10 percent of more on your energy bills this year.
Give Your Air Conditioner and Furnace a Tune-Up
Air conditioners and furnaces work hard during the season. They condition the air every single day, pumping out cooled or heated air to keep you comfortable night and day. This process weakens the various components. Adjustments need to be made, lubricants need to be added, and parts need to be replaced. If you do it early enough, costs are kept to a minimum. And if the systems are running efficiently, you can save as much as 30 percent or more on your monthly bills.
Buy Energy Star
When’s the last time you replaced your refrigerator? Clothes washer? Water heater? While it may be difficult to let go of an appliance that’s worked year after year, upgrading can save you in a variety of ways. Look for Energy Star rated appliances to ensure you are buying efficient equipment. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year on your energy bills. It can also provide you with a better experience with newer technology.
Reduce Your Water Flow
Start with your water heater. Purchase a more energy efficient water heater and you can save as much as 20 percent on your monthly water and heating bills. But don’t stop there. When was the last time you upgraded your fixtures? New faucets in the kitchen, bathroom and shower, and installing low-flow toilets can reduce the amount of water you use every day.
How can we help you save energy in your home?