Hot and sticky Roanoke summers can be unpleasant enough without having the privilege of paying high utility bills to stay cool, too. Luckily, your Roanoke air conditioning experts at Southern Trust Home Services can offer some cost-effective ways to reduce energy usage that will pay off in the long-run.
You probably already known that bumping up thermostat settings by 10 degrees when leaving home, instead of cooling an empty house at full blast, cuts down on expenses. It’s a no-brainer. Why spend money that you don’t have to?
But, it’s much more convenient and effective to install a smart thermostat for your home that can make temp adjustments automatically for optimum savings. These smart thermostats can learn household scheduling, increasing the temperature when the family is not at home, but then turn on the AC before everyone returns. The savings will quickly pay for the installation of the new thermostat.
Tankless Water Heaters
Even during the summer, another way to reduce utility bills it by heating more efficiently. In this case, we’re talking about the home’s water heater. Consider replacing your old-fashioned tank-based model with a new tankless water heater.
They’re much more energy efficient and can provide practically infinite hot water on demand. There is no energy wasted on keeping 50 gallons of water heated continuously, even if nobody is around to use it, just in case. There’s also no water wasted, waiting for hot water to finally hit the shower or faucet.
Tankless water heaters require far less maintenance and last twice as long —up to 20 years — as traditional water heaters. That means lower lifetime costs for homeowners in addition to lower monthly bills. Interested? Contact Southern Trust today or call (540) 343-4348 for more information or installation of a smart thermostat or a tankless water heater.