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!
I called Twintech during the Covid 19 crisis because our furnace was broken and it was still very cold during the nights. Dave answered all of my questions by phone but wanted to come have a look but only if our family felt comfortable having someone visit during the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and was able to attend that very same affternoon.
He was very courteous and informative but most importantly he respected his and our safety by wearing medical gloves in our home and maintaining proper physical distancing. He reviewed the various options of the products that suited our needs going over not only price but quality of workmanship, warrantees and where the product was manufactured which were all important factors in making such a large purchase. You could tell that Dave had been in this industry for a very long time.
The installation was done by a fine young gentleman the very next day and we now have a toasty warm home to ride out this crisis in while humming along at 96% efficiency!
I would recommend this very professional, small family business for anyone in need of HVAC equipment or maintenance.
My special thanks to Twintech teams! They had replaced my furnace and A/C, and installed a new humidifier for me 2 weeks ago. Dave, the sales manager, not only provided me with an honest quote on the best HVAC products with best quality and warranties, he also arranged portable heaters for me and sent supporting docs to energy company for energy audit. Above and beyond service!
Greg, Grant, Mitch had worked tirelessly and professionally to perform the HVAC installation. They worked with professional tools, and performed proper measurement readings after installation. They are very patient with all my questions, and very pleasant to communicate.
Great work guys! This company sure knows their products and they stand behind their services. My home comfort level has improved! I am glad that I can support an ethical and honest local family business.
Professional, flexible on price and delivered on time...well done. All you can ask for when getting a new furnace.
The work was done quickly and professionally. Workers were really polite and easy to work with.
Product works great!
Furnace broke down on a Wednesday, shopped around for prices and Friday Twintechs name came up from a referral from my wife's work. Called Dave 11 am, he came over around 1 pm. Gave me a very good price, I accepted. The guys were there two hours later to take the old furnace out and install the new one. All finished by 6:30pm. Finally heat.
They were very pleasant and helpful. As a result we are doing our A/C later this year with this company.
After some extensive research, we settled on Twintech for our new furnace. The service - from Dave's initial visit - through to the installation was absolutely fantastic.
Dave was super-patient with our many questions, did not try to "up-sell" us into buying things we don't need, knowledgeable, friendly and all-around an excellent Advisor.
I've forgotten the names of the installers but they were superb as well. They showed up on-time, did all the work with no mess or intrusion, removed the old furnace and installed the new one in one day; all with no impacts to our day-to-day life.
I cannot recommend Twintech enough, especially over any of 'bigger guys' who tried to sell us a bunch of thing we don't need. Twintech were fantastic and my wife and I are very pleased with our purchase.
From the minute I met Dave and discussed my new furnace needs I knew I was in good hands. He was patient, knowledgeable and very professional through the quotation process.
Grant and Greg did an outstanding job on the install. They did a great job of explaining the defects with my old furnace. The quality of the installation was excellent and the attention to detail was on another level. The old adage You get what you pay for couldnt be more true as I feel I received great value, skilled expertise and high quality customer service. I highly recommend Twintech for all your heating and cooling needs.
Glad to have found a not-too-big local firm that provided the needed expertise, quality workmanship, and competitive pricing as well. In and out in one day, removed the old units, did a nice job installing all of the new units, and left no debris. Even have a service contract that far outshined the big company offerings. Would definitely recommend them.
Appreciated a quick response to my request. Dave and Greg were very professional and made the experience seamless.
Very professional through the entire process. Installation and removel was done on a sloppy winter day, they put down runners on the floors and stairs and when they left, there wasn;t any sign of someone being in our house. Furnace works great as promised.