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HVAC Tips for MA Homeowners

When spring is finally here, the weather will start changing, and things will heat up. If you’re in Massachusetts, now is the time to think about saving energy during the warmer months of the year. Keep reading for a list of tips on how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your home comfort budget.

Residential Energy Saving Tips

  • Get Your Annual Tune-Ups:

Now is the perfect time for both heating and cooling tune-ups. With spring here, you can get your heating system tuned-up after working hard all winter. Scheduling a tune-up of your heating equipment just once a year can lower your annual fuel costs by 10%. You can also schedule your A/C tune-up to get your air conditioner ready for spring and summer. Tune-ups maximize efficiency and lower your energy bill.

  • Install a Programmable Thermostat:

Install a programmable thermostat to achieve better indoor comfort, greater convenience, and savings of about $180 each year. Take total control of how hard and how often your heating or cooling system works. All you have to do is program the thermostat to have your system run less when you’re away or sleeping.

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  • Weatherproof Your Home:

Caulking your windows and insulating doors are great ways to keep your home the temperature you want. Spring has a wide range of weather, so protect your wallet and your home heating oil tank against leaky windows and doors that can result in you heating or cooling your whole neighborhood. 

  • Upgrade to High Efficiency:

If your heating system is 15 years old or older, upgrading to a new high-efficiency system can reduce your annual fuel costs by as much as 30%. High-efficiency air conditioning systems offer more variety now than ever before. Choose an appliance with an ENERGY STAR® label and a SEER of higher than 16 for the best results in lowering your home comfort budget expenses.

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