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

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Waterloo?
 
If you’re looking to save money, a great place to start is right inside your home. Some of the best ways to start saving money don’t necessitate a big 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 few additional tips that can help keep your costs as low as possible.
 
Schedule an Energy Audit
If you contact your local utility provider, they will come do an energy audit of your home. These services are typically provided free-of-charge and account for everything that is showing up on your utility bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. Most utility companies also can provide rebates for insulation and other items that can boost your home’s efficiency.
 
Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat
Thermostats have come a long way, and the technology behind them only continues to expand. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to utilize the GPS In your smartphone to detect when you’re leaving and makes the proper change to help you save money and improve efficiency while you’re not home. When you return home, everything goes to the way it was and you don’t have to worry about anything. 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 lower your heating costs more than you would expect. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while remaining comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a few different models to choose from so pick the one that best fits your schedule and needs.
 
If your schedule changes a lot, a 7-day model is more than likely your best choice. They give you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These normally have four possible temperature phases per day.
There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are perfect if you have the same schedule on weekdays and another for weekends.
 
Selecting and Maintaining Your System
If you think you’re nearing the point where your system should be replaced, it’s a good idea to research 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 greater the savings. As always, our furnace and A/C professionals will help you make a well-informed decision that meets you and your needs.
 
If you’re not there yet, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system operating 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 possibilities, set up an appointment with us online or give us a call at 519-664-0600.
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