How much do you spend on utilities in a year?

Stay cool this summerEnergy Star Guide to Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling, advises the homeowner, in many ways, to seek out the best in what we have to offer. Here are some examples:

  • The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills.
  • Consider Making a Change if Any of the Following Statements Apply:
    • Some of your rooms are too hot or cold.
    • Your home has humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that never seem to get comfortable.
    • Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.
    • Your A/C equipment is more than 10 years old and furnace over 15 years.
  • Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. To ensure efficient system operation, it’s important to perform routine maintenance. See A/C tune-up video.
  • Seal Your Heating and Cooling Ducts. In typical houses, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is an inefficient HVAC system, high utility bills, and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
  • Clean your air duct. Open a vent and see for yourself. Dust is a hodgepodge of contaminants. PDM cleans whole home ducts for $449, special offer today for $349 for one furnace system. Learn what to expect.