Enjoying the perfect holiday season with your family is no exercise in frugality. With food, gifts, travel and energy costs in Hampton, Virginia, to consider, you’re out some serious dough. One thing you don’t want to do is exacerbate the problem by having poor energy usage practices. Save money on your energy bills this winter by performing a tuneup, changing your habits and paying attention to the thermostat.
Schedule a Furnace Tuneup
No one wants to go without heat when it gets cold. Schedule an HVAC tuneup before the frigid temperatures of winter hit. During a service call, we’ll inspect all the components of your furnace and make sure it’s running smoothly. We’ll identify any potential problems.
Absent-minded homeowners may find our preventive maintenance plan advantageous, as we call you to schedule the appointment. With the busy season quickly approaching, you’ll wish you would’ve called us for a tuneup today.
Change Your Habits
Some energy-saving practices aren’t difficult to attain if you simply take an outsider’s look at your energy habits. Leaving the lights on when you’re not in a room, cranking the heat when you’re out of the home, or leaving the furnace filter on for far too long all contribute to heftier monthly bills. A great way to solve this problem is by calling a family meeting and discussing the matter.
Don’t Tinker With the Thermostat
According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on heating costs by setting the thermostat to 68 degrees when you’re awake at home and cooler when you’re sleeping or away. If you can’t stop tinkering with the thermostat, consider a smart thermostat.
While many energy-saving habits start with a family meeting or changes in your day-to-day activities, Kearney & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is always available to tend to the problems that need a trained service technician. If your furnace needs some attention this winter, give us a call today at 757-269-9589.
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