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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 itWater 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...
The time for New Year’s resolutions is just around the corner. Common goals include losing weight, de-cluttering your Madison County, IL home, and organizing finances. Consider adding HVAC to your 2016 resolutions. Here are four ideas to get you started. 1. Call an experienced company to schedule two HVAC tune-ups. In the spring, a certified technician should check out your cooling system. In the fall, a professional should evaluate your heating system. A firm calendar reminder for these events will ensure you keep your commitment. Like an annual physical, your HVAC checkout will restore your heating and cooling units to optimal health. A technician will clean your units and replace any worn parts. The checkout promotes safety, comfort, peak efficiency, and equipment longevity. 2. Keep up with air filter changes. Regularly changing your air filters is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to avoid problems with your Madison County,...
Automatic bill pay can be a dangerous concept. Sure, it’s convenient for some items like a monthly vitamin delivery through Amazon. You know exactly how quickly you run out of a 30 day supply, you benefit from a subscribe and save discount, and you score free shipping. Not to mention the convenience of never running out of your multivitamin. The Cable and HVAC ConnectionHowever, auto-pay in the cable business starts to get tricky. It’s easy for your premium network package to expire, your monthly DVR rental fee to change, or your teenager’s on-demand movie use to get out of control. In addition, competition for business often allows a cable customer service representative to quote lower rates to keep your business. Like your cable bill, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your utility bill. Start with the energy source for your HVAC system. Many homeowners have a gas powered...
Your Oakville home embodies an abundance of financial resources. From the kitchen, the thermostat and throughout the home, consider these useful energy savings tips to cut your summer energy expenditures. Oakville AC Contractor Prescribes Energy Savings Tactics Boosting Energy Conservation in the Kitchen Refrigerators should never be in close proximity to an oven, a window, a dishwashing system or any other heat-generating element. Set the refrigerator from 35 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit. On refrigerators where the door seals are not airtight, replace the seals to lock in cool and conserve on energy costs to keep food chilled at the right temperature. Try to avoid baking, roasting or broiling foods in the oven from June through August, as it will work against the energy efficiency of your cooling system. Phantom energy contributes to extra energy consumption. Unplug the toaster, coffeemaker and other kitchen appliances when not in use. Accumulate an Energy Savings...
Spring ushers in a time for a fresh new landscape, a slew of chores to do before the hot days of summer. A heating and cooling contractor of Mehlville MO offers a few suggestions on springing into action. Three Spring Chores to Complete Before Memorial Day Recycle, dispose and re-purpose when possible. Help the environment and other people, recycle. The parts of mobile devices, computers and electronics are hazardous in a landfill, and reusable for technology companies. Recycle cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices at local foundations and agencies. For instance, the APA Adoption Center of Missouri (www.apamo.org) accepts recycled phones to raise money for its pets. Please visit the St. Louis City website for additional details on local recycle resources: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/street/refuse/recycle/cellphones.cfm The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises homeowners to safely discard any leftover household products containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxins or corrosive matter (i.e. batteries, paints, pesticides...
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