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ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR THE FALL SEASON

With autumn on its way, now is the perfect time to think about the ways that you can preserve energy during the cool months ahead. With a little TLC and at little to no expense, you can ensure maximum energy and financial savings for the fall season!

Here are some handy, energy-saving tips:
• Did you know water heating accounts for 18% of the energy consumed in your home? Lower the temperature of your home’s water heater to save energy.
• During the day you can warm your home with natural sunlight by opening window curtains. Be sure to also close these curtains after sunset to reduce the chill from outdoors.
• When you are home, reduce the temperature on your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting. When you leave the house or while you are asleep, reduce the temperature 10-15 degrees cooler to save additional energy.
• Consider the Nest Learning Thermostat, which helps you save energy by learning from your habits and programming itself.
• Be sure all ducts are properly sealed and contain no holes or leaks. Leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts will lead to a drafty home and a higher energy bill.
• Consider replacing your heating system with a newer, more efficient model. Most New Yorkers qualify for a FREE or reduced-cost comprehensive home energy assessment, which will tell you how you can make your home more comfortable year-round and save on energy costs by taking advantage of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Our staff is certified, up-to-date in HVAC heating, ventilation and air conditioning fields, and we’ve been trusted by homeowners for decades. Call us today at 1-800-989-0299 to discuss your needs or to set up an appointment.