energy costs

August 17, 2017

Resetting Your Thermostat to Run on Schedule

When a programmable thermostat starts to malfunction, it can result in wasted energy, increased heating and cooling costs, and loss of HVAC system efficiency. Here are some of the reasons why your programmable thermostat might lose its scheduling function and what you can do to fix it: Programmable Thermostat Scheduling Programmable thermostats’ ability to precisely schedule the operation of your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace is the main reason they are popular with residential and commercial customers. By using […]
April 29, 2014

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Seasonal HVAC Maintenance this Spring

Performing seasonal HVAC maintenance is vital, as it helps keep your system running efficiently, prevents small problems from becoming large problems and can prevent service calls. And because you don’t discover a major problem until you need the unit, it’s usually during the hottest time of the year that the unit breaks down.  Therefore, you’ll want to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance appointment before the hot weather kicks in. Items that need attention: Air filters: This is an ongoing process. […]
April 24, 2014

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan and Enjoy the Efficiency Benefits

With the warm summer months approaching fast, you are probably looking for ways to cool your home that are cost-effective as well as ways to help reduce your energy bill. One of the easiest ways to help your cooling system run more efficiently is to simply reverse your ceiling fan. During warmer months when you will rely on your home’s cooling system, change the direction of your ceiling fans so they move counter clockwise. Most ceiling fans will have a […]
April 11, 2013

The Home Heating Bill: Use It To Improve Energy Costs

Every month, it’s likely that you receive a gas bill in the mail. In the spring, it gradually decreases to light summertime levels when you’re not using your furnace. Then, in the fall it begins fattening up, until you get to winter when it feeds off your household budget for several months. Learning how to read your home heating bill can go a long way toward lowering your energy costs during the cold months when your furnace is working for much of […]