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How You can Save Money on Electricity This Summer

Electric bills tend to soar in the summer as the air conditioner starts to work overtime. No one wants to deal with a big electric bill, but no one wants to deal with the heat of summer inside the house. Learning how to save money on electricity in the summer can keep your energy usage down without sacrificing comfort.

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Easy Ways to Bring Your Energy Use Down

Use these handy tips for how you can save money on electricity this summer:

  • Use insulated window treatments. If you have windows that bring direct sunlight into your home, you are heating your home with those sun rays. Heavy drapes or insulated blinds will help keep that heat outside instead of inside, cutting down your electricity use.
  • Use a programmable thermostat. You aren’t home. Why is your A/C running at full blast? A programmable thermostat, set to your schedule, will keep your home comfortable when you are at home and save you money when you are not.
  • Shut the doors on rooms you are not using. If no one is using the extra bedroom or rec room in your home, closing off that space will save you the energy it takes to cool it. The A/C will do its job quickly and then shut off. That will cut down on your energy use and electric bill.
  • Use ceiling fans. Fans do not actually cool the air. The movement of the air across the skin makes it feel cooler. By making the occupants of the room feel cooler, it is possible to keep the A/C at a higher temp. Just remember to turn the fans off when you leave the room.
  • Use natural light when possible. Turn the lights off during the day and use natural light as much as possible. You should open the window treatments on all the windows not receiving direct sunlight. This will illuminate your home without letting in the heat of the sun.

If you want to learn more about how to save money on electricity in the summer, contact us here at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Upgrading to a New Central Air Conditioner? Fall Is Prime Time for Installation

install new central air conditionerIf you’re considering upgrading to a new central air conditioner, fall is the ideal time for an installation. You’ll reap some major benefits when a knowledgeable, licensed HVAC contractor installs your new equipment in between the cooling and heating seasons. Read More Upgrading to a New Central Air Conditioner? Fall Is Prime Time for Installation >>

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Fall Is the Perfect Time for These Home Maintenance Tasks

fall home maintenanceHome ownership is a never ending responsibility, with ongoing maintenance, repair and upkeep required to protect your investment. Seasonal maintenance will help prepare your home for the changing weather and conditions ahead, particularly as temperatures turn colder. Here are some fall home maintenance tips to get you started:
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Time to Look at Back-to-School Energy Savings for Holliston Homeowners

back to schoolThe school break is a time of high energy consumption for most families. Now that fall has arrived and the kids are in class again, you can make up for those big summer energy bills by taking these effective steps that promote back-to-school energy savings:
Read More Time to Look at Back-to-School Energy Savings for Holliston Homeowners >>

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5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer

energy savings mythsIt’s no surprise that A/Cs see the most use in the summer, but this has the downside of increasing energy bills. When you’re seeking summer energy savings, it’s important to have accurate knowledge. To go along with these tips for efficient A/C operation, here are five common myths which risk increasing your energy costs. Read More 5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer >>

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Looking for Summer Energy Savings? Don’t Fall for These Myths

summer energy savingsCooling a home in summer can get expensive quickly. Finding summer energy savings is important to keep costs down while maintaining your desired level of comfort. Some tips don’t actually save money though, so make sure you don’t fall for these myths. Here are the real facts on summer energy savings. Read More Looking for Summer Energy Savings? Don’t Fall for These Myths >>

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Using Tankless Water Heaters to Provide On-Demand Hot Water

tankless water heaterHeating water is expensive. It is always going to use a lot of energy to heat the water in your home. However, there are some systems that can make this process much more efficient.

Using tankless water heaters is an option for those who would like to see a little more savings on your energy bill. In order to understand why, we have to look at how the typical storage water heater works. Read More Using Tankless Water Heaters to Provide On-Demand Hot Water >>

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Electricity Use and Your Heating and Cooling Systems: Don’t Fall for These Myths

electricity useAccording to the Energy Star program, heating and cooling operations in your home use almost 50 percent of the energy used. Responsible and budget-minded homeowners work on conserving energy and, in many ways, they do succeed, but some homeowners have myths about electricity use that keep them from reducing monthly costs. Read More Electricity Use and Your Heating and Cooling Systems: Don’t Fall for These Myths >>

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Benefits of HVAC Service Agreements Abound — Here’s What You Can Enjoy

hvac service agreementHave you been putting off signing up for a service agreement with a local heating and cooling expert? If so, you’re missing out on the great benefits that HVAC service agreements have to offer. Here’s what you have to look forward to when you sign up for a Service Partner Plan from Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Read More Benefits of HVAC Service Agreements Abound — Here’s What You Can Enjoy >>

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Energy Bill Breakdown: Understand What You’re Paying For to Help Reduce Costs

energy bill breakdownAre you looking for ways to lower your energy consumption? Before you can make energy-saving changes that will reduce your annual utility bills, you need to determine where the energy you’re using actually goes. According to the federal Energy Star program, here’s the energy bill breakdown for an average home: Read More Energy Bill Breakdown: Understand What You’re Paying For to Help Reduce Costs >>

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