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4 Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Stay comfortable while cutting your energy costs!

home energy tips new yorkSummer can be brutal on your energy bills. You and your family are home more, and thus using the air conditioning, electronics, and appliances more.

If you’re dreading opening your energy bills, NOCO is here with some smart solutions that can lower your energy costs without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

Get your air conditioning a tune-up

It’s not too late to do this! A thorough tune-up by NOCO’s expert service technicians can spot problems and fix them before they lead to your air conditioning breaking down and creating a potentially big repair bill. Tune-ups are included in our affordable Maintenance Plans.

Regular maintenance not only helps to avoid air conditioning system breakdowns, but it also improves the efficiency of your A/C. Since cooling your home can make up half of your energy costs this time of year, that improved energy efficiency can add up to big savings.

Turn down your water heater

Most water heaters are installed with a factory-set temperature setting of 140˚ Fahrenheit.

But by lowering your water heater thermostat to 120˚, you’ll still be able to still enjoy comfortable showers and do household tasks like laundry while saving hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs! A lower temperature is also better for your water heater since it inhibits mineral accumulation and corrosion in your water heater and pipes.

Making this adjustment can save up to 15% on your water heating energy costs. Water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy costs, so lowering your water heater temperature can add up to saving a tidy sum!

How else can you cut your energy expenses when it comes to water heating? A propane tankless water heater may help you save up to 40% on your water heating energy bills. We can assist you in selecting the ideal one for your home and family’s needs.

Upgrade your light bulbs

If you still use incandescent light bulbs, you are making your electric bill higher than it needs to be. There are cost-effective alternatives that can help you save money while not heating up your home as much as incandescent bulbs do. LEDs use less than one-third the energy of incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use about one-quarter the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer.

Put your thermostat to work for you

For eight hours a day, turning your air conditioning setting 7 to 10 degrees higher can save you up to 10% on cooling expenses. Programmable thermostats help you get more control of your cooling costs because you set it once and your A/C temperatures will adjust every day. There are also smart thermostats you can control via your home’s WiFi and your smartphone or tablet!

NOCO offers a wide range of energy-efficient home heating, cooling, and comfort equipment. Contact us to get started!