Want to know how you can help save the planet, while also saving money? By reducing how much energy you use! Here’s how …
You’re an energy waster!
Before we get to the money-saving tips, though, we have to break some bad news to you: You are probably a big energy waster! Why do we say that? Because the average household here in Phoenix spends $2,200 every year on energy bills, with half of this going to heating and cooling your home. And, the amount of energy guzzled by the average house causes TWICE as many greenhouse gas emissions as a car! Think of it this way. Power plants are burning fossil fuels in order to bring you your electricity, including heating and cooling for your home. Unfortunately, this emits greenhouse gases … In fact, the average house causes 7.5 tons of carbon dioxide to go into the atmosphere, every single year! So, how can you do your part to help save the environment, and save money at the same time?
Tip #1: HVAC Tune-ups
We know, it’s in our best interest to tell you to get an HVAC tune-up, but it really is in your best interest, too! In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ENERGY STAR, a poorly-maintained HVAC system is not only inefficient and liable to break down, but can also costs you 20% more annually on your energy bills!
Tip #2: Insulate hot water heater and pipes
It’s true that it would be very unlikely to get so cold here in Phoenix that your pipes freeze, but did you know, insulating your water heater and your pipes with an insulation blanket can reduce heat loss by up to 40%? Stop heat from leeching out of your water pipes, and you could find a little hot water going a long way!
Tip #3: Insulate … everything else!
Similarly, when it comes to saving the planet and saving money, it’s important to insulate your home. There are simple ways to do this without spending any money at all, like keeping your curtains up on winter days to let warm sunlight in, and lowering the shades in the summer to block out the sun and keep your home cool. But, what will save you a lot more money in the long run? Blown-in whole-home insulation from Parker and Sons! The EPA says that you can save up to 15% on your heating & hooling costs just by putting insulation in your attic. And that could translate to a couple hundred dollars in savings per year!
Tip #4: Call Parker & Sons
So, now that you’re getting regular HVAC maintenance, and you’re insulating your plumbing and the rest of your home — you truly are showing your love for the planet and your pocket! For even more great HVAC savings, rely on Parker and Sons. We have the best prices in Phoenix! Contact us online or call us at (602) 273-7247!