Energy Costs – Simple Ways to Save

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This heating season the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated the average household will spend $746 on natural gas, $1734 on heating oil, $1268 on electricity and $1789 on propane. Since heating (and cooling) make up a large portion of your family’s energy usage, exploring ways to be more efficient could help lower your bill.

Here are a few simple steps to save and cut your energy costs:

1. Utilize window treatments to help control temperature – keep curtains, shutters, etc. open during the day to take advantage of the sun’s warm rays.

2. Upgrade to Energy Star – when purchasing new equipment, Energy Star-qualified will be the most energy efficient choice.

3. Change air filters regularly – check your filters every time you switch the calendar to a new month…or even set a recurring reminder on your phone.

4. Purchase a programmable thermostat – don’t spend money on energy being used to heat/cool when no one is home, with a programmable thermostat, you can create a schedule that best accommodates your family’s routine.

  • Our digital thermostats offer reliable, accurate temperature control and are easy to use

5. Seal heating/cooling ducts – this will help ensure that air doesn’t leak, saving up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.

6. Schedule routine maintenance – regular cleanings and tune-ups are a crucial component to the proper operation of your

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance is offered through Advance Mechanical’s Comfort Club Plan

By taking these simple steps, you can help reduce energy usage and, in turn, your utility costs! 

If you need help choosing a programmable thermostat for your home, installation of a new unit or repairs to an existing one, call the professionals at Advance Mechanical.