5 simple energy tips to help your customers

Many savvy, health conscience homeowners are concerned about keeping their homes and families comfortable with an HVAC system that’s efficient and energy conscience.

You can help your customers maintain comfort and stay reasonably healthy. One way to do this is to make recommendations that will not only improve HVAC system efficiency and performance, but also help keep allergens manageable.

As the winter months and the holiday season loom large on the horizon, here are five energy-saving tips that you can reference when your customers ask about improving their home energy efficiency.

Replace filters often: Hands down, the best thing homeowners can do to improve energy efficiency is to replace air filters often. The more debris that's in the filter, the less air can circulate through the system, causing it to work harder. The harder a unit works the more energy it uses.

Set a schedule: Constantly adjusting your thermostat uses a lot of energy. Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature that reflects your schedule so that your unit isn't cooling an empty house or working overtime when you're away.

Air sealing: A quick, inexpensive air-sealing fix can mean big savings on utilities. Blocking outside air from coming in not only helps keep allergies and other irritants out of your home it also prevents your HVAC unit from having to constantly heat or cool outside air.

Replace your old lightbulbs: New light bulbs don't use as much energy and last longer and they also don't tend to run as hot. Replacing an old lightbulb can ultimately save you from having to turn down your thermostat a few degrees or having to turn on a fan.

Turn down the temp: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lowering the temperature on your water heater by just 10 degrees can yield a $12 to $30 reduction in energy costs annually. Also, taking a cooler shower or bath means lower energy use, from your HVAC unit to cool your home afterward.

When it comes to business, most customers appreciate and remember the service providers who help them. Sharing these 5 energy tips with your customers could mean repeat business and new customers this fall and winter.

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