Tag: reduce energy cost

Saving Energy this Holiday Season

While decking the halls and spending time with family, it’s hard to remember that all those extra lights and heating use up energy and cost you money. Here are some ways to cut your energy use this holiday season: Use LED lights on a timer: The holiday season calls for strings of festive lights. LED … Continue reading

Giving Your HVAC a Break

HVAC systems are always working hard, so they need to be well maintained and eventually replaced. How do you know when it’s time to replace your HVAC unit? Here are some certain ways to know. An HVAC system can last for up to 15 years with no issues. However, once your system has exceeded its … Continue reading

SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT

With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

SAVE BIG WITH A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

During these hot and hazy summer months, people throughout the region turn to their air conditioning units to seek comfort. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity  produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 … Continue reading

IS A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING UNIT RIGHT FOR ME?

Have you had enough of the summer heat? Ductless air conditioning systems can be a great option for adding permanent air conditioning to a living space that does not have duct-work installed. Ductless systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor and condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Advantages of a Ductless System • Small … Continue reading

CELEBRATE & KEEP COOL THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

This time of year, as we celebrate America’s birthday with fireworks and other festivities, air conditioning systems help to ensure that you and your guests are comfortable. Air conditioning systems reduce humidity and circulate cool air. With summer temperatures rising, you’ll want to make sure yours is running in top shape! A/C systems typically last … Continue reading

Rising Temperatures Could Lead to Rising Utility Bills

With temperatures rising this week in the Hudson Valley, it’s beginning to feel like summer! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start of the season. This time of year, backyards are put to good use as people throughout the region enjoy outdoor fun, barbeques and gatherings. It is important to consider that … Continue reading

WHY IS MY A/C BLOWING WARM AIR?

Is your A/C unit blowing warm air? Keep cool – there are many different factors that could be causing the system to malfunction. Some of these issues are easy DIY fixes that can be handled without the help of a professional. Firstly, be sure to check your thermostat to assure that it is set to … Continue reading

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

The United States Department of Energy reported that water heating is the third largest homeowner expense, accounting for up to 25% of a home’s utility expense. This large cost can be greatly reduced by implementing a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are becoming the norm in plumbing, due to their increased efficiency. While a … Continue reading