Temperatures Are Rising…Your Utility Bill Doesn’t Have To
Summer is almost here — with it comes those soaring summer temperatures. You’ll be turning on the air conditioner soon, but you don’t have to worry about your utility bills skyrocketing! HEP can help!
After a cool winter, you’re probably looking forward to warm summer days, but with warmer weather comes a spike in energy usage.
Keeping your electric bill under control this summer isn’t as hard as it might seem. Doing just a few things now can save you money this summer!
Enjoy lower utility bills and the warm weather this summer!
Quick Tips for Saving Money on Electricity This Summer
You don’t have to spend a fortune to be comfortable when the weather starts getting warmer. Just be sure to use appliances wisely and make sure that your air conditioner is performing the way it was designed when temperatures are rising.
Keep your vents open and clean.
Run your washing machine at a lower temperature.
Try to avoid using your dishwasher and oven during the day.
Use your ceiling fans (or floor fans) with your air conditioner.
Have your air conditioner inspected by an expert.
Check your insulation levels in your attic and crawlspace.
Have Your Air Conditioner Checked Before the Weather Gets Warm
When it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, regular HVAC maintenance is key, and there are a lot of benefits to having a professional take a look at your air conditioning unit before the hottest days of summer begin.
You probably haven’t turned on your air conditioner since sometime in the fall, and a lot can happen over the winter, so having your air conditioner checked before the weather starts to get warm will make sure that you don’t get any surprising problems with your unit during the warm summer months.
HEP Services can help you maintain a constant, comfortable temperature throughout your home. It’s important to have your air conditioner inspected every year to ensure that it is working properly, and with just a quick call to HEP, one of our experienced HVAC technicians will inspect and clean your unit.
In fact, two HVAC inspections are part of our maintenance agreement. (See below for more information.)
New Insulation Will Keep Your Home Cool
In addition to helping keep your home warm in the winter, insulation also helps keep things cool in the summer. So adding more or replacing your existing insulation kills two birds with one stone.
You might think your existing insulation is as good as it gets, but if you haven’t updated your insulation in ten years or more, you might be surprised to find out that new types of insulation can make your home more energy efficient. This is especially true if your house was built before 1982.
If you have questions about your level of insulation, call HEP today! Our comfort specialists will give you a professional assessment of the state of your insulation and, potentially, options for adding more or replacing your old insulation.
Enjoy the summer and have peace of mind in knowing that HEP has prepared your home for the warm weather this summer.
Get Two Annual HVAC Inspections and More with HEP’s Maintenance Agreement
The HEP maintenance agreement is the perfect way to show your home some love year-round, and one of the features of the maintenance agreement is the annual summer air conditioning inspection.
The complete HEP maintenance agreement provides you with 5 annual home inspections: 2 HVAC inspections (summer and winter inspections), 1 electrical inspection, 1 plumbing inspection and 1 roofing inspection. You get these five inspections for only $99 per year!