Consider This Before Closing a Vent in an Unused Room

Some residential HVAC vents can be closed by adjusting a sliding switch. If no one is occupying a particular room in your house, it may seem logical to close the vent, cutting off that room from receiving the warm air flow. You might think that this would be a surefire way to reduce energy costs, but you would be wrong. In reality, closing air vents can actually hike up your utility bills and cost you more in HVAC repairs in the long run. It’s not an unreasonable theory – by closing the vent in an unused room, you can direct that warm air elsewhere in the house where it’s needed […]

Tips to Keep Your Home Cool and Keep Your Wallet Full This Summer

Summer is almost here, and so are those wonderful sunny days and fun nights by the campfire. Unfortunately, some of those sunny days are going to make you want to spend your time indoors. While spending a day in a nice, air-conditioned house is nice for your body, it’s not so nice for your wallet. In fact, heating and air conditioning can make up as much as 43% of your monthly utility bills. So how can you beat the heat and save some cash this summer? These tips should help you out! Close windows and doors The cool air produced by your air conditioner can escape through open doors and […]

4 Tips for Lowering Heating and Cooling Costs

Did you know that heating and cooling systems account for approximately 48% of the typical American home’s energy use? This makes it the largest energy expense for most homes. The average U.S. home spends about 2.7% of their income on energy bills. Fortunately, there are ways to cut down on HVAC energy use without completely melting in the summer and freezing in the winter. Below you will find some tips for saving money and staying comfortable in your home in any type of weather. Four Tips for Lowering Energy Costs Thermostats are essential for controlling heating costs. For every two degrees you lower your thermostat, you can save around five […]