What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in New Castle?

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in New Castle?

A great place to start saving money is right inside your home. The Department of Energy estimates the price of heating and cooling your home to make up 48% of your utility bill. You’ll be happy to hear that saving money on your energy bills doesn’t take a lot of time or money. The first step on your money saving journey is scheduling your annual furnace service. The team at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle has put together a couple tips that will assist you in keeping down the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Program Your Programmable Thermostat

Technology is evolving faster than ever and the technology within your thermostat is no exception. Our iComfort S30 utilizes the GPS from your smartphone and observes when you have left and adjusts itself to not waste energy while you are out which can potentially save money. It not only knows when you’ve left, it also recognizes when you will return and learns your routine and adjusts itself accordingly.

According to studies done by the Department of Energy, having a well programmed, or smart thermostat, can save you on cooling costs. While still remaining comfortable, set the thermostat as low as you can during the winter months and as high as you can during the summer. It’s easier for your body to make those adjustments if you change the temperature a degree a day. We offer several different thermostat options and we can help you find the one that will work best with your schedule.

The best choice for an ever-changing schedule is a 7-day model. The 7-day model allows you to set different temperature periods on the weekends and keep a regular schedule on weekdays.

Selecting and Maintaining Your System

If you think you may be reaching the point where your system will need to be replaced, look into your options so you’re able to make an informed decision when that day arrives. A few things you’ll want to look into are the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of furnaces. The higher the rating, the greater the chance for savings.

If it’s time for a new system or just wanting to maximize the efficiency of your existing system, the team at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle can help you out every step of the way. If you need to schedule service or have any questions give us a call at 724-658-7111.

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