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!
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.