Electric bill

How to Save On Your Utilities

Whether it’s because you’re blasting the heat in the winter or blasting the AC in the summer, it seems that our energy bills are always skyrocketing. But there are a few ways you can lower your utility bills. Here are some of our best tips:

Get the Cracks Sealed

Cracks around your windows and doors are responsible for up to 25 percent of heat loss in your home! And that number doesn’t even include the heat loss that goes directly through the window panes. In order to prevent this inefficiency, we recommend sealing any gaps you see around window and door frames with caulking or weather-stripping. This will prevent cool air from entering your home and will keep the heat from your furnace trapped inside.

Maintain Your HVAC

Make sure that your HVAC is working at optimal efficiency. A neglected HVAC system will take longer to heat and cool a home, and the longer your system has to run to hit the desired temperature, the more energy it’s wasting and money you’re spending. To make sure your HVAC is as efficient as possible, we recommend biannual maintenance. One appointment in the spring before you’ll need it to keep you cool, and one appointment in the fall before you’ll need it to keep you warm.

Unplug Energy Vampires

Have you ever heard of an energy vampire? The term refers to appliances around your home that you leave plugged in even when you’re not actively using them—for instance, appliances like your coffee maker, toaster, KitchenAid stand mixer, etc. Even when these appliances are turned off, they still draw small amounts of energy, and over time those small amounts of energy really add up.

If you have more questions about making your home energy efficient or want more energy-saving tips, don’t hesitate to contact our team. Visit our website or give us a call at for more information!