Great Saving Tips for This Year
It’s not a big surprise that energy costs money, but some people are still surprised when they see how much their consumption is costing them. Keep in mind that anything you can do to conserve energy puts some money back in your pocket.
Here are some ways to reduce consumption and at the same time, cut your expenses:
Use Your Thermostat
Turning up the temp during the summer and turning it down during the winter are great strategies for having your thermostat to work for your wallet. A programmable thermostat allows you to make the house hotter or cooler during periods when you are not home. This reduces the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of your house, which in turn, reduces energy loss. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, you can adjust your existing unit manually.
Change or Empty Your Filters
It is important that you change the filter on your furnace on a frequent basis. Many furnace manufacturers recommend doing it monthly or quarterly to keep the unit operating at maximum efficiency. You should also empty the lint filter on your dryer after every use because even a small amount of lint reduces energy efficiency.
Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Another quick and easy way to reduce your energy consumption is to replace existing incandescent lights with energy-efficient compact fluorescent ones. Regardless of the bulbs you use, what’s important is that you turn them off when you leave the room. For rooms that are not often used such as laundry rooms, basements, and garages, you might want to consider having timers installed so lights can be set to automatically turn off after a certain amount of time – just in case you forget to turn them off.
Close the Doors
Do not waste energy. Close the doors on your house and refrigerator as quickly as possible. Fireplace dampers should be kept shut when they are not in use. Curtains should be closed at night to cover the windows. All of these efforts help to conserve energy by preventing heat loss.
Use Your Surroundings
Trees that are strategically placed can help reduce heating and cooling costs. During the summer, trees provide shade and during the winter, they provide a windbreak. Large deciduous trees placed in the right places can also help reduce cooling costs up to 25%. Because they lose leaves in winter, they also allow the sun to warm your house.
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When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.
Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job weve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.
Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.
The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didnt seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.
During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.
They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!
Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.
Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.
Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.