What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Brandon?

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Brandon?
 
If you’re trying to save money, a great place to look is right inside your home. Some of the best ways to start saving money don’t necessitate a huge investment of money or time. If you haven’t scheduled your furnace service for the year, that’s the perfect place to start. We also have a couple additional tips that can help keep your bills as low as possible.
 
Schedule an Energy Audit
If you contact your local utility provider, they will come complete an energy audit of your home. These services are typically provided free-of-charge and account for everything that is present on your utility bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. A lot of utility companies also offer rebates for insulation and other items that can boost your home’s efficiency.
 
Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat
Thermostats have been improved a lot, and the technology behind them only continues to expand. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to utilize the GPS In your smartphone to determine when you’re leaving and makes the proper adjustment to help you save money and increase efficiency while you’re away. When you return home, everything goes back to normal and you don’t have to worry about making any changes. It’s also able to learn your routine, so when baseball and football seasons roll around, your thermostat can make the right adjustment.
 
Not to mention, a well programmed thermostat can decrease your heating costs more than you previously thought. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while ensuring you’re comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a number of different models to decide from so pick the one that best fits your schedule and needs.
 
If your schedule changes quite a bit, a 7-day model is more than likely your best choice. They give you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These usually have four possible temperature stages every day.
There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are ideal if you have the same schedule on weekdays and another for weekends.
 
Selecting and Maintaining Your System
If you think you’re close to the point where your system should be replaced, it’s a good idea to view all of your options so you can make an informed decision when the time necessitates. View the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of the furnaces. The higher the ratings, the better the savings. As always, our furnace and A/C professionals will help you make a well-informed decision that suits you and your needs.
 
If you’re not at that point, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system working smoothly and efficiently. If you haven’t arranged your furnace service for the year or are having any sort of questions about your system or choices, set up an appointment with us online or give us a call at 204-728-0180.
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