What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Middletown? 03/04/2016What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Middletown? A wonderful 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 step on your money saving journey is scheduling your annual furnace service. The team at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown has put together a couple tips that will help you lower the cost of heating and cooling your home. Program Your Programmable Thermostat Technology is evolving faster than ever and the technology found in your thermostat is no exception. Our iComfort S30 employs the GPS from your smartphone and observes when you have left and adjusts itself to not waste energy while you are out which can potentially save money. It doesn’t just know when you’ve left, it also knows when you will return and learns your routine and adjusts itself accordingly. Studies done by the Department of Energy have concluded that having a well programmed, or smart thermostat, can save you on cooling costs. While still remaining comfortable, set the thermostat as low as you can during the winter months and as high as you can during the summer. It’s not hard 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’re nearing the point where your system will need to be replaced, look into your options so you’re able to make a knowledgable decision when that day arrives. Some 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 looking to maximize the efficiency of your existing system, the team at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown can help you out every step of the way. If you need to schedule service or have any questions give us a call at 302-658-2000 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.