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

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Lexington?
 
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 require a large investment of money or time. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year, that’s a great 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 get a hold of your local utility provider, they will come conduct an energy audit of your home. These services are typically provided free-of-charge and include everything that is showing up on your energy bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. A lot of utility companies also can provide rebates for insulation and other things that can increase your home’s efficiency.
 
Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat
Thermostats have evolved quite a bit, and the technology behind them only continues to change. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to employ the GPS In your smartphone to detect when you’re leaving and makes the proper alteration to help you save money and improve efficiency while you’re not home. When you return home, everything returns to normal and you don’t have to worry about making any changes. It’s also able to adjust to your routine, so when baseball and football seasons roll around, your thermostat can make the correct adjustment.
 
Not to mention, a well programmed thermostat could lower your heating costs more than you would expect. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while still staying comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a few different models to decide from so pick the one that best fits your schedule and needs.
 
If your schedule changes often, a 7-day model is more than likely your best choice. They offer you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These normally have four possible temperature periods per day.
There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are ideal if you have the same schedule on weekdays and another for weekends.
 
Selecting and Maintaining Your System
If you think you’re almost to the point where your system should be replaced, it’s a good idea to take a look at all of your options so you can make an informed decision when the time arrives. Check out 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 adapts to you and your needs.
 
If you’re not there yet, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system running 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 options, schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 859-209-3003.
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