At Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc., we stay informed and educated on new technologies and techniques, so that we can better serve our clients. Keeping your home’s mechanicals properly maintained is one way to save on energy bills. But there are many other ways-some you may not even know about-that can help trim your energy costs. A recent USA Today article shared some of the latest energy-efficient products for your home. We thought you’d like to know!
Living in Wisconsin, we know that temperatures can go way up-and way down. Installing a smart thermostat is a great way to combat the wide swings. These thermostats can be controlled remotely; you can install more than one, to more evenly distribute heating and cooling to upper and lower floors. You can also adjust the temperature when you are not home, making smart thermostats an excellent option for your primary or vacation residence.
Speaking of vacations, wouldn’t it be nice to turn lights on when you are away? Having lights on makes your home more secure and deters intruders. A wifi-enabled switch and an app turns your phone into a remote control. You can control your interior and exterior lights from anywhere-even a warm Florida beach.
If you’re like most of us, your phone, computer, television and other electronic devices are continually plugged in and charging while you’re in the office or at home. Even if you’re not using the device, it is still using energy. That energy can bump up your electric bills each month. Using smart outlets can reduce those bills by allowing a connected device to use electricity only as needed.This type of outlet could lead to hundreds of dollars in annual energy savings.
One other easy way to save money on energy bills: install an occupancy sensor on your hot water heater. Once the sensor is in place, the unit won’t heat water unless it knows that someone is at home. This is especially handy for families.
At Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc., we are here to provide top-quality repair, installation and preventative care for your plumbing, electric and HVAC devices. Contact us today and put our years of experience to work for you!