Energy Saving Tactics for homeowners in Clayton

For the average Clayton homeowner, certain household expenses are avoidable. Economists forecast that stricter clean-air laws could push energy costs to an all-time high. The price of gas, electricity and other fossil fuels are not diminishing anytime soon in Clayton, MO. “Fortunately, five little tweaks save between 30% – 50% a year.

Seal it.
Drafts and small air leaks work against a heating or cooling system’s energy efficiency. With new insulation, plus sealing and caulking holes, residential properties can actualize energy savings between 9% – 20% in Clayton. If you are looking to seal your ductwork, call Hoffmann Brothers at (314) 664-3011.

Reduce it
Water heating in Clayton accounts for as much as 20% of the yearly utility bill. Most standard water heaters are programmed according to the manufacturing guidelines, 140 degrees. To trim your household expenses in half, lower your home’s hot-water heater to 120 degrees. A 20-degree temperature reduction on the water heater saves up to 10% in annual heating costs. To request service with a water heater specialist, call Hoffmann Brothers at (314) 664-3011.

Opt for an upgrade.
Replace outdated or faulty household appliances with ENERGY STAR certified goods. Because ENERGY STAR appliances have to be designed to counter greenhouse gases, consumers are merely guaranteed conserve energy.

What is the ENERGY STAR program?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) endorse the ENERGY STAR program. The initiative incentivizes energy conservation around America. Hot- water heaters, dishwashers, and other household appliances wear the ENERGY STAR label of certification, after meeting specific energy standards and quality standards.

Install a programmable thermostat

For instance, the ENERGY STAR program touts the benefits of installing a request service. In particular, the average household in Clayton saves up to 15% a year with the regular use of a programmable thermostat. Many thermostats models now work with mobile apps.

Programmable thermostat installations are tedious. While many Clayton homeowners can manage installing a programmable thermostat, there’s nothing wrong with contacting licensed heating and cooling professional Hoffmann Brothers at (314) 664-3011.

Replace lighting.
Swap out your Clayton home’s most commonly used incandescent light bulbs for light-emitting diode (LED). Sources at the EPA report that LED lights expend at least 75% less energy, and last 25X longer, than incandescent lighting. Unlike Cols, Leeds light bulbs are mercury free. For an extra savings, set hard-wired light fixtures on a timer. Request service with our electricians here or call Hoffmann Brothers at (314) 664-3011.

Save up to 10% on cooling costs.
Annual air-conditioning maintenance saves up to 10% of a home’s cooling cost. For a lifetime of energy savings, consider the Hoffmann Brothers Service Club Membership program. You receive discounts off service, repairs and installation, you get priority service, and other benefits. Contact Hoffmann Brothers to request a maintenance today.

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