Our HVAC Technician Shares How You Can SaveAre you aware of how much you’re spending on energy bills each month? Are you aware of how much energy is being wasted in your home? The answer is probably not. Getting up to speed with exactly how your energy bill is being spent can help you identify and eliminate wasteful sources so that you keep your cash in your pocket. Big money and energy savings should be a priority for you – Cranney Home Services shares how an HVAC technician can help you achieve both.
Cranney Home Services & Our HVAC Technician ProfessionalsWhy choose Cranney Home Services? Our immense experience and trained professionals have been doing this for many years, giving you the advantage of having the best in our field serving you. From showing up on time to delivering upfront pricing and guaranteed service, Cranney values people and families first. Our HVAC technicians are standing by for all your residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. When Cranney’s truck shows up at your door, we can ensure that you’ll get service with a smile that includes:
- Fair, Upfront Pricing
- Technicians Who Will Exceed Your Expectations
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Cranney’s Head HVAC Technician Shares 10 Tips To Help You SaveWe wanted to know from our service technicians in the field about the best ways to save money. Here are 10 ways that you can start saving today:
- Know Your Stats Most homeowners don’t know that the vast majority of your energy consumption comes from 3 main things: your air conditioner, your water heater, and your heater or furnace. If any of these 3 appliances are running inefficiently, you could be due for an upgrade to help with your energy consumption. Even small savings will add up, so evaluating where your energy is being spent is important.
- Know Your Bill Do you know what you’re spending on electricity? No? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Almost 50% of homeowners don’t know what they’re spending for electricity every month. Getting aware of your monthly average can be the first step to seeing changes that can help you identify trends in your energy usage. Spikes or drops in your monthly bill could even be an early warning sign that your appliances are due for an upgrade or repair – saving you even more money on unexpected replacements.
- Comfortable Sleeping Temperature The range of temperatures for a comfortable night’s sleep can be anywhere from 65 to 72 degrees. Trying to find a good temperature that works for everyone can be difficult, however, and heating or cooling an entire house isn’t free! A ductless multi-room system may be the answer to counting sheep. This system allows control over every room in your home, making sure everyone can be comfortable at their own “sleep number” on the thermostat. An even better perk is that you can actually elect to turn your system off for rooms that aren’t occupied – so you aren’t paying to heat empty guest rooms or the basement! Cranney’s HVAC technician can help you install a ductless multi-room system.
- 10 Degrees of Separation The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy states that turning down your thermostat just 10 degrees while you’re out of the house or sleeping can mean as much as 14% savings on your energy bills. Don’t want to be tied to your thermostat constantly? Smart technology is available, allowing you to change and monitor your thermostat from your smartphone so you don’t have to separate from your control while you’re out of the house.
- Cool It Down For those who love a scalding shower, you may not have known that it could be costing you up to 5% of your energy bill each month to turn your bathroom into a sauna. Turning it down by just 10 degrees can make up for as much as 5% on your bills. Check the efficiency and age of your water heater to ensure your system is running the best it can.
- A $27,000 Transformation Transitioning your home into an energy efficient home could carve off more than $75 each month. For the length of a mortgage, you could have up to $27,000 in 30 years! That’s an easy decision to make to keep cash in your pocket!
- Fire Your Furnace Every major appliance has a life expectancy. Your furnace is expected to last up to 20 years. Checking your “expiration date” on your furnace could be an indicator that its efficiency is waning. Replacing your furnace may be a worthy investment for what it can save you in monthly energy consumption to run a more efficient system.
- AFUE What? This is a rating of Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The higher the rating, the higher the efficiency. Your heating system’s AFUE rating will tell you how well you’re doing, but also how much you’re losing! A Cranney expert can measure your AFUE rating, help determine if there are improvements to be made, and keep you updated on annual changes when you schedule a heating maintenance appointment each year.
- Power Vampires Did you know that some appliances keep using power even when they’re off? We call these power vampires, and they are everywhere in your home. If you have appliances that aren’t being used, unplugging them can keep them from draining your energy. Another option is to invest in power strips that stop this outflow, capping your wasted energy and saving you money.
- Central Air If you’re not careful, this luxury could be running you a lot more than smaller unit alternatives. The amount of energy the US consumes running their central air units each year measures equal to the amount used by the entire African continent. Turning off your central air can help stop contributing to energy loss and keep your bills in check.
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