What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in East Hanover? 03/04/2016What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in East Hanover? A great place to start saving money is right inside your home. The Department of Energy estimates the cost of heating and cooling your home to make up 48% of your utility bill. You’ll be glad to hear that saving money on your energy bills won’t take up a lot of time or money. The first place you’ll want to start on your money saving journey is scheduling your routine furnace service. The team at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover has put together some tips that will assist you in keeping down the cost of heating and cooling your home. Program Your Programmable Thermostat Technology is progressing faster than ever and the technology inside your thermostat is no exception. Our iComfort S30 utilizes the GPS from your smartphone and identifies when you have left and adjusts itself to save energy while you are away which can potentially save money. It not only knows when you’ve left, it also detects when you will return and learns your routine and adjusts itself accordingly. The Department of Energy has conducted studies and concluded that having a well programmed, or smart thermostat, can save you on cooling costs. While still maintaining your comfort, set the thermostat as low as you can during the winter months and as high as you can during the summer. It’s not as difficult for your body to make those adjustments if you change the temperature a degree a day. We offer several different thermostat options and we can help you choose the one that will work best with your schedule. If your schedule changes often, a 7-day model is the best choice. This thermostat option allows you to set different temperature periods on the weekends and keep a regular schedule on weekdays. Selecting and Maintaining Your System If you think you may be reaching the point where your system will need to be replaced, look into your options so you’re able to make an informed decision when that day arrives. A few things you’ll want to look into are the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of furnaces. The higher the rating, the greater the opportunity for savings. If you’re in the market for a new system or just hoping to maximize the efficiency of your existing system, the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover can help you out every step of the way. If you need to schedule service or have any questions give us a call at 973-884-0065 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.