Summer has barely arrived, but the record-breaking heat is in full swing. Tired of spending a small fortune trying to keep your home cool and comfortable?
Here are seven energy (and money) saving tips to help you sail comfortably through the summer.
1> Replace your filters and keep your HVAC clean.
A dirty or clogged filter will cause your HVAC system to work harder, which can drive your energy bill way up! To keep your HVAC running like new, clean and service your system twice a year.
2> Install a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow you to put your home temperature control on autopilot and shave money on your monthly energy bill.
3> Replace or upgrade inefficient appliances.
Upgrade outdated appliances to ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances, which improve energy efficiency and save a substantial amount of money over the long term.
4> Ensure that your home is adequately insulated and air sealed.
Check your attic for proper insulation, as well as windows and exterior doors for proper weather-stripping to significantly lower energy costs.
5> Low-flow is the way to go.
Install low-flow water heads and toilets for a great way to conserve water while reducing your monthly energy bill.
6> Energy efficient lighting is a bright idea.
Consider using ENERGY STAR-rated LED light bulbs, which use 70-90% less energy and can last nearly 15 times longer than their traditional counterparts. Also consider installing dimmer switches.
7> Let Nexus Energy Center help!
We are currently running a $49.99 HVAC Spring Cleaning Special through the end of June! Get your HVAC unit cleaned and serviced by our licensed, experienced HVAC technicians who have multiple energy certifications and a proven history of quality work.
We also offer comprehensive Home Energy Audits ALL year! As a non-profit, we consider ourselves your local energy experts. We only make recommendations for energy efficient improvements that make scientific and financial sense.
Our energy audit appointments are filling up! Don’t wait until you get that high utility bill! Contact us today to schedule your Home Energy Audit and take the first step towards a lower utility bill, reduced energy consumption and year-round comfort!
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