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$aving Energy

Average Household Energy Use

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Are you one of the millions of Americans looking for ways to cut costs? We can help!

Heating and cooling your home is the largest user of energy and offers the greatest opportunity for savings. By following some simple tips, you can make your home more energy efficient, without sacrificing your comfortable lifestyle:

  • First and foremost, have your system cleaned and inspected by a professional each season. Heating and cooling losses from a poorly maintained system add up over time, sometimes at a rate of 1-2% per year.

  • Clean or replace your filter regularly. Your system will use less energy if it can "breathe" more easily.

  • A programmable thermostat is a great way to dial in savings and comfort. Use the features to the fullest.

  • Your ceiling fan uses little energy and can help with cooling costs. You can also reverse the direction during cooler weather and push warm air down from the ceiling.

  • Balance your airflow or install a zoning system to maintain an even temperature throughout the home.

  • Get rid of cracks and leaks that allow conditioned air to escape from your home with caulk or weather stripping.

  • When shopping for new heating and cooling equipment, check the EnergyGuide labels. The higher the efficiency ratings, the less energy they use to do their job.

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing affordable comfort to Union County and the surrounding areas since 1979.


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