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Cut Your Utility Bills With These Tips

Utility bills can be put in their place with steps toward higher energy efficiency.

HVAC service technician adjusting the thermostat

Energy efficiency is just about the only solution you will find to lowering the cost of your utility bills. But how can you make your home more energy-efficient? There are several ways—some are more involved and costly, while others are quite simple. Keep reading for some great places to start:

  • Change your HVAC air filters regularly.
  • Unplug electronics and appliances when not in use.
  • Turn lights off when not in a room and shut doors to rooms you do not use often.
  • Replace old windowpanes.
  • Use ceiling fans to help distribute air on days you do not need to crank up the A/C or furnace.

These are simple things you can do now to make a positive difference in your home’s energy efficiency. However, if you are looking to lower your utility bills by leaps and bounds (and not just dimes and nickels), you may want to look into the following methods:

    Check and seal your air ducts, because up to 30% of your home’s heating or cooled air can be lost due to leaky ducts.

    • Install a programmable thermostat. Programmable or “smart” thermostats can help you regulate your home’s temperatures very efficiently, allowing you to determine what temperature you want your home at different times of the day and night.
    • Insulate your attic or crawlspace. Your home could be significantly warmer this winter or cooler next summer by making sure you have enough insulation for your home’s needs.

    Another money-saving measure to consider is having a home energy audit. There are many options to increase energy efficiency and you could be saving a lot of money with the right changes and the right professional assistance. We at G&M Service love to help our customers get the most out of energy efficiency; contact us today to get started.

by: Phil Smith

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