February 4, 2013
American families are using more energy and spending more money to pay for heating a larger space for fewer people.
Finding ways to save money is always a good thing. Reducing the amount of money you spend on your heating costs is helpful. It is estimated that American families spend an average of $1900 a year on their utility bills. A majority of this is spent on heating costs. Yet, there are things you can do to reduce this cost for you and your family. Consider the following tips that will help you warm your home for less!
Since 1970, the size of an average home has gone up by 55%. However, the average family size has decreased by 13%. This indicates that American families are using more energy and spending more money to pay for heating a larger space for fewer people. One way to offset this cost is by installing an automatic thermostat. This will enable you to program the temperatures at night and during the day, while you are gone. This ensures that you are not maintaining are warmer temperature when no one is at home, thus saving money.
When considering the installation of a new heating system it is important to think of the long term benefits. Investing in a system that is energy-efficient can save you money in the long run. A geothermal heat pump is the most cost-effective option right now. It is estimated that geothermal energy uses 50% less electricity than conventional systems. Not only are they cost-effective but they are soundless and can also be used to heat the water in your home for free.
St. Louis Heating and Cooling
To keep warm in your home for less, consult with Scott-Lee Heating Company. We are dedicated to giving you quality customer service and reliable heating and cooling products throughout the St. Louis Metro Area. Please contact us today for a consultation at (314) 200-0788.
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