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Ways to save money!!!!

Upgrading Your HVAC System

Thinking of upgrading your HVAC system early, benefits you in several different ways. First, planning ahead allows for you to allocate the proper funds after receiving a quote, so the price is manageable when you decide to make the purchase. Second, upgrading your system allows you to receive the benefits of the newest technology of a more efficient system, which will provide a significant decrease in your monthly electric bill. Remember 2020 is right around the corner and the older freon will no longer be available.  Start planning now, so you will not be left in the cold during the winter months or burning hot when the summer is upon us.

Drafty Windows

Did you know that replacing your old drafty windows can save you monthly? Upgrading your windows to the new energy efficient style can provide anywhere between $20-$50.00 a month decrease in your utility bill.

Are You Using LED?

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) opportunities are four times more efficient than the incandescent bulbs that have been used for many years. LED bulbs use 2-17 watts of electricity. They do not cause heat build up like the standard bulbs.  Change now and see the savings that awaits you.

LED CFL Incandescent
Light bulb projected lifespan
50,000 hours
10,000 hours
1,200 hours
Watts per bulb (equiv. 60 watts)
10
14
60
Cost per bulb
$35.95*
$3.95
$1.25
KWh of electricity used over
50,000 hours
500
700
3000
Cost of electricity (@ 0.10per KWh)
$50
$70
$300
Bulbs needed for 50k hours of use
1
5
42
Equivalent 50k hours bulb expense
$35.95
$19.75
$52.50
Total cost for 50k hours
$85.75
$89.75
$352.50

How Old Is Your Thermostat?

Are you still using that old thermostat that has a little lever to raise and lower your temperature?  Upgrading your thermostat has many great advantages. With today’s technology you have the ability of leaving your home, programming your system and knowing with one touch of your finger your system is set to your desired temperature at all times.

  1. Lower your monthly utility bill.
  2. Automatic temperature setting changes.
  3. Extended life of your system.
  4. Zoning system capability.
  5. Eco-Friendly.

When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Filter?

This is the most asked question by you as a homeowner. Every home is different based on your activity in your household. The average replacement air filter time frame is 90 days.  Don’t be fooled with knowing you have changed your filter every 90 days that you are making the right decision.  Do you have pets? Is your home dusty? How many people live in your home? What’s your indoor air quality inside your home?  All these questions help to determine the answer to this question.

  1. If you have pets you should change your filter more frequently- every 30-45 days.
  2. Excess dust in your home- approximately 45 days
  3. Very little activity in your home or maybe this is a vacation home- approximately 90 days
  4. Poor indoor air quality- approximately 30 days
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