Do you want to save money on your energy bills? We’ll tell you how, Valentine!
It should be easy
In order to save energy and money, you need to wait to run your dishwasher until it’s full. Or, just wash the dishes by hand. Or, hang-dry all your clothes instead of using the dryer … Woah, woah, woah!
While we certainly endorse this kind of attitude when it comes to saving energy, saving the planet, and saving money, we also think it’s just a little bit over-the-top. You own these appliances, and you should be able to use them! So instead of taking such drastic measures to reduce your carbon footprint and save on your electric bill, why not go for something a little simpler … and something that will make a way bigger difference? Here’s the giant “appliance” you should be thinking most about when it comes to saving money:
Your HVAC system
Did you know that, just by turning your thermostat down 1 degree (in winter — or turning it up 1 degree in summer), for 8 hours a day, you save 1% on your bill? And, while 1% may not sound like a lot, many of us turn down the thermostat 7 – 10 degrees while we sleep. If you’re not doing that, that’s an automatic big chunk of change off your heating bill right now that you’re missing!
Another way your HVAC system can save you money and help save the planet is working as efficiently as possible! Of course, the optimal best way to do that is by having a high-efficiency furnace. If that investment isn’t possible for you right now, then, regular HVAC tune-ups are a great way to keep your system running smoothly … saving you money! Check out our furnace efficiency calculator here, to see how regular maintenance helps your furnace work with close to the same fuel efficiency it had when you bought it. In fact, did you know that if your HVAC system was installed properly and is being maintained properly (by you changing air filters) and your HVAC tech (scheduling tune-ups), you can save up to 20% on your energy bills?
Save the world!
The average house produces 7.5 tons of CO2 every year. That’s not great for the environment, but, as we said, we don’t think that means you should have to stop using your dishwasher and your dryer. Rather, simple tips like adjusting your thermostat and keeping your furnace running efficiently with regular tune-ups is enough to do your part. By doing so, you can shave a full third off every month electric bill!
Saving money and saving the environment go hand-in-hand, especially when you get service from Weather Master. We’re committed to providing you thorough HVAC tune-ups and repairs at a great price. If you’re in the Raleigh area, just call us at (919) 853-7910 or contact us online!