Energy Tips

Energy Tips

Heating & Cooling Energy Tips for Kinston, Greenville & Washington, NC

Heating and cooling uses more energy and costs more than any other utility in your home, regardless of what type of HVAC system you have. By regularly maintaining and upgrading your equipment, you can save money and increase the comfort in your home. This along with proper insulation, weatherization, and thermostat settings, you may be able to cut your energy bills in half.
  • Participate in our Energy Savings Program. Visit our Maintenance page for more info!
  • Shade the air conditioning unit with trees or shrubs without blocking the airflow.
  • Lower your overall cooling bill by setting your thermostat to a temperature as close to the outdoor temperature as is possible to remain comfortable.
  • With a whole house fan, you can circulate cool air throughout your home while exhausting warm air through the attic. This is more effective at night when the outside air temp is cooler than the inside.
  • Don't set your thermostat at too low of a temperature when you turn on your air conditioning unit. Your home won’t cool off any faster and could result in the unneeded expense of excessive cooling.
  • Ceiling fans can effectively spread cooled air through your home without a significant increase in your power usage.
  • Place lamps, TV sets, or other heat generating appliances away from your thermostat.
  • Make sure that all vents are clear of furniture or other objects to ensure your system doesn't have to work harder than it should.
  • Make sure to change your air filters regularly. A good rule of thumb is to check them on the first of the month and change them if they are dirty. 
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