PDM PlumberLow effort ways to save energy and money.

  1. 40 to 50 percent of your electric bill comes from you cooling and ventilation.
  2. Set thermostat to 78°F or higher. Every degree lower can cost up to 8% more.
  3. Consider a new WiFi thermostat you can control from anywhere, anytime and save about 10% on cooling costs.
  4. Use the sun to brighten an office and turn off some lighting.
  5. Seal gaps and cracks at doors and windows. Air leaks can increase cooling costs by 10%.
  6. With the high cost of water, fix any leaking faucets. Have your sump pump tested to avoid flooding headaches.
  7. Turn off lights when no one is around. Change lightbulbs to energy saving models.
  8. Don’t take a wait and see attitude when it comes to HVAC and plumbing maintenance. Improve comfort, avoid breakdowns and cut energy bills with regular maintenance.
  9. Check your furnace air filter. A dirty HVAC filter makes your system work harder, wastes energy and cause an expensive breakdown. Neglected dirty filter can restrict air flow by 60% and affect your comfort!
  10. Educate everyone on the value of saving energy. Small things add up over time!

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