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You vowed to find ways to cut utility costs in your Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home. But now, months (or maybe years) later, you’re disappointed by how little your costs have dropped despite your best efforts. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. Establish simple habits using these energy-efficient strategies, and you’ll see that cutting utility costs isn’t so difficult.

Invest in Regular HVAC Maintenance

One of the most effective ways to cut your utility costs is to start scheduling regular AC maintenance. Your HVAC system is one of the main contributors to your energy costs. Without HVAC maintenance, your system won’t operate as efficiently as it should. If your air conditioning unit has to work harder to provide the comfort you need, it will use more energy, which increases your utility bills.

The amount of money you’ll save by investing in an HVAC maintenance plan outweighs the costs of the more expensive repairs that result from a lack of maintenance. During a maintenance appointment, our service technician will ensure every component of your system is operating as it should and will conduct necessary repairs to ensure optimum performance.

Eliminate Vampire Energy

Hopefully, you’ve made a good habit of turning off lights and electronics when you leave your home. When it comes to electronics and small appliances, however, simply hitting the “off” switch isn’t always enough. As long as they’re plugged in, your electronics will continue to draw power. Some electronics, while they seem to be off, may only be in a standby mode. They draw less energy than if you had left them on, but that constant power drain can add up.

Cut this energy loss, also known as vampire energy, by plugging electronics into a power strip and turning off the strip when you’re through with the devices. If you do not have a power strip, unplug the devices if possible.

We Make HVAC Easy

You can put an end to the burden of high utility costs by implementing these strategies can save you money throughout the year. To learn about more ways you can save or to sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan, call A&E Heating and Air Conditioning today at 919-229-8607.

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