Posted on February 20th, 2015
We are living in a world where modern technology means that manufacturing costs are reducing, many goods are getting cheaper but the economy is still in trouble, meaning that the cost of living is high and many people are really having to watch where their money goes.
Energy usage is higher than ever – every home is jam packed with energy eating technology and the utility companies seem to be making the most of that.
The number one biggest saving (aside from not actually having your heating on) is reducing the thermostat temperature by a few degrees. Obviously it still needs to be comfortable, but just a few degrees cooler will see noticeable reductions in your energy usage.
It is much more energy efficient to maintain a room temperature than it is to reduce that room temperature; keep the sun out of your home with the use of drapes or curtains, this can make a great difference to room temperature.
Keep those windows shut; while we love the smell and the feel of summer breezing throughout our home, it can increase your energy usage dramatically. Your air conditioner unit will constantly be trying to cool your home as you let more warm air in. This will see a significant rise in energy usage and of course, could lead to premature failure of your unit.
Whatever the season, professional maintenance and care will mean that your system is working at its best, and while that isn’t exactly free money (in terms of cold hard cash), it will certainly reduce those energy bills.
Whatever your HVAC needs and requirements, call the experts at Western Heating and Air Conditioning. Our team of professionals are happy to give knowledgeable and unbiased advice, meaning that you get the best solution for your particular need.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see how we can save you money.