If you think that you are doing everything to possibly keep your costs down on your utility bills during the warmer months, then you should know that there is always room improvement. We have gathered some great energy-saving tips that can save money and increase efficiency in the coming months!
#01. Insulate your home.
It is a must to visually inspect the different areas in your home to find any leaks. Windows and doors, plumbing and attic floor penetrations, electrical outlets, baseboards, and exhaust fans are the most common culprits.
#02. Shade your windows.
Solar heat gain can be blocked by covering your windows with blinds, shades, drapes, and shutters during the day. Roof overhangs, awnings, and strategically planned trees also do a great job shading your windows from the outside.
#03. Use programmable thermostat properly.
If you do not have a programmable thermostat yet, then it is a great investment to have one installed. Once you already have one, set it for energy savings. When you are at home, program it to 78 degrees. Create automatic setback periods, raising the temperature to 85 degrees when you are sleeping at night or away all day. Timed recovery periods will give you a comfortable home after a long day’s work or upon waking up.
#04. Maintain your air conditioner.
It is a must to schedule an AC maintenance annually with a licensed HVAC contractor. The filters should be changed, foliage trimmed back near the condensing unit, and the outdoor unit should be hosed down to remove dust and other debris that usually collect on the fins.
#05. Light your home efficiently.
During the warmer months, longer daylight hours should be taken advantage of. The sun also does a great job of lighting your home naturally. When you do need artificial light, go for efficient LEDs or CFLs that use less electricity. They also generate minimal heat as compared to incandescent bulbs. Do not forget to turn off the lights when you do not need them.
BONUS TIP: Reduce indoor heat gain.
Help decrease the strain on your AC by waiting until evening to complete heat-generating chores such as doing the laundry, running the dishwasher, and cooking on the stove. When showering, run the bathroom exhaust fan and keep your showers as short as possible. Instead of using a desktop computer when browsing the web, use a laptop instead as it produces less heat and consumes less energy.
With Twintech Heating and Cooling, you can be sure to have excellent HVAC experts to help you with any of your HVAC needs. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today!
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I do not usually write reviews and should have done this a few days sooner. But I was and still am enjoying the increased comfort in my home from the new furnace installed by Twintech.
From my initial call and conversation with Bob, I already had a good feeling that I would like this company.
I was provided information, pictures of great quality work previously completed.
When Bob came for the inspection of the furnace he was amazing. He gave so much great advice and told me all the areas that his team would resolve. I was very impressed as some of what he had suggested I had only seen in Youtube videos. The honesty and options for payment made this a no brainer. I decided I would like Twintech to replace my furnace.
The work was scheduled promptly week and took place within half a day. Gregg came to install the new furnace. Again amazing they carried out all the work promised. What was left was the best I have seen and speaks to how they take pride in the work they do and deliver. Gregg was really polite and professional and the furnace in my basement is a work of art.
They were friendly, fast, clean, & answered any questions I had. They are also offering an interest free 12 month payment plan - that really helped me out since this was an unexpected expense.
I had Twintech heating install a new furnace and ac unit. Bob, the sales rep, the installation team of Greg and Mitch were a 10 across the board. They were never pushy, gave me time to think about it. Once we decided , they were there in 24hrs. Great company to deal with. And they were nearly 5k less than a competitors quote for a top of the line furnace/ac unit verse mid level.
I highly recommend Twintech heating to anyone interested in anything HVAC.
Our hot water tank died and with an after hours phone called Bob the sales guy jumped into action. Friendly, courteous and genuinely wanted to do whats best for our house hold we were given options and he awaited an answer with no pressure.
We decided on what we wanted and it was installed asap and Greg and team worked and cleaned up so well, you would never know there was a hot water tank there before!
We love our hot water tank and being able to have back to back to back showers without having to wait for the hot water tank to heat the water!
I had heard of Twin Tech from a good friend of mine.
I needed to get a new Air Conditioner. It was not working properly and was 19 years old. I decided to get a new furnace at the same time.
I gave them a call on Saturday June 28.
I spoke to Bob Graham. I made arrangements for him to attend my house the following day.
I saw him on Sunday June 29 at 1100 AM.
He was on time and looked professional.
He spent 2 hours with me going over what I needed. He also suggested that I purchase a Humidifier. He gave me a quote of just under $11,000.00 for the purchase and installation of a Air Conditioner, Furnace and Humidifier. He was not pushy and gave me time to speak to my wife.
I called Bob on Monday June 30 and made arrangements to have it installed by the end of the week.
On Friday June 3 they arrived at 830 AM.
Again, right on time.
Greg and Mitch worked all day and finished the installation by 430 PM.
They made sure that everything was working properly and the basement was just as clean as it was before they came.
I will now be using Twin Tech to perform any maintenance needed on this equipment.
I was completely satisfied from start to finish with the service provided.
We contacted TwinTech after having another ductless air-conditioning company come in to quote on a solution for our townhouse. We had a unique problem where my office was a hot spot - it's at the front of the unit and gets a lot of sun. If it's 20C outside, It's 29C in my office. The other company could not build a solution that would get a ductless unit to that room because of the location - the AC unit would have to be at the rear, and ductless systems would have to be on that side of the interior. TwinTech suggested a hybrid solution to fit our unique problem, where the ductless unit would move cold air to an air exchanger installed in our bedroom closet, and then they built a ducted vent system between all the upper rooms. This was less intrusive than building a central air system, and less expensive. Each room has a vent that I can close off, so I can push more cold air to my office when needed. We really didn't want ductless units sitting on the walls, and this looks and works better. I really appreciate the extra thought and care that went into the design of a solution, and the attention to detail in the installation. They answered all of our questions, and were able to do a bit extra by installing the ducts around the vents and painting them for us. It cost more than we originally planned for, due to our unique needs, but the fact that they offered financing helped us budget for more.
The job was done fast (I think we got lucky with timing where it wasn't the AC install busy season yet), and the team was very friendly and professional. They arrived and finished each day when they said they would. My office is now running at a comfortable temperature! I'm extremely happy with the experience and would whole heartedly recommend them.
How lucky are we to have this team come save us from our broken down, under sold, poorly installed previous unit (mind you there is a reason SEARS went bankrupt). Bob arrived on time to give us a detailed review of our unit and furnace; very knowledgeable. Greg arrived as planned with the new unit and reiterated what Bob explained how our furnace is equipped to handle the new unit and we didnt need to spend more money on a variable speed air conditioner. Cant say enough on how professional, efficient and personable this team is. Thank you so much guys!
We used Twintech for our replacement AC. Bob did a great job assessing what we needed and organized the install and showed up on install date. Greg and Mitch were on time and were very neat. They covered the traffic areas with a drop cloth and did an excellent install. Great clean up after install complete. Would recommend Twintech for heating and cooling.
They were fantastic, clean, freindly, great service. Would definitely recommend. Answered ally questions and more.
We woke up at about 7 a.m. the Sunday morning before Valentine's Day to a house that was barely 15 degrees Celsius on a really cold day. We tried to call some other suppliers but no answer or call back. We did a quick google search and Twintech came up. Had never dealt with them before. They had a chat line and lo & behold, someone answered; Greg. Helped us diagnose that our 40 year old furnace pilot light was out and walked us through how to relight it. All worked well; he even called me during this process. No charge I was told when asked.
15 minutes later, the pilot went out. It would not stay lit. Greg had Bob call us and we set up a meeting for about 11 a.m. that same Sunday.
Bob walked us through the options and even brought 3 electric space heaters for us to use. By Tuesday afternoon, we had a new Furnace and central air installed.
The team was helpful, responsive and respectful. Very glad we found them by accident and looking forward to a nice cool summer after a warm winter.