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Summer’s Coming! Keep Cool

Anyone living in North Carolina knows that our spring season is beautiful, but it can be short. That means warmer temperatures are on their way. Barber Heating and Air, an HVAC company in Burlington, NC, does installations for commercial and residential properties. In addition, we service everything that we sell. In addition to servicing everything we sell, we also install and service commercial refrigeration equipment. For example, walk-in coolers, freezers and ice machines in the restaurant industry.

Summer is almost here and chances are your HVAC system in your Burlington, NC home is working hard to keep you cool. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration: “On average, residents living in homes constructed in the 1980s consumed 77 million Btu of total energy at home. By comparison, those living in newer homes, built from 2000 to 2009, consumed 92 million Btu per household, which is 19% more.”

That’s a lot of energy, regardless of your home age or size. Especially if you’re living in an older home, you need to make sure that you’re not wasting unnecessary energy. While it’s important to keep your Burlington, NC home well-heated and air well-circulated, that doesn’t mean your energy bill has to go up. Use these 3 tips to help save energy and money this summer:

  1. Vampires don’t exist, but appliances that suck energy when they’re not being used are a very real kind of energy monster. Make sure to unplug DVD players, battery chargers, TVs, and computers when not in use. They are constantly using energy.
  2. As a rule of thumb: don’t use power when you don’t actually need it. Turn off the lights and turn down the heat not only when you leave the room or when you’re asleep, but when you don’t need it. Take advantage of natural light and get cuddly with some blankets. A cooler and less lit house saves money. Of course, don’t make yourself sick. You want to stay adequately warm, just think about good times to turn that thermostat down.
  3. Make sure to install storm windows and doors or put up plastic heating to prevent heat loss. Also insulate attics, exterior walls, under floors, heat ducts, and hot water pipes. This prevents your HVAC having to work harder to circulate air through your Burlington, NC home. This means that with an insulated home, costs will go down.

One of the easiest ways to save energy is to have an efficient HVAC system. At Barber Heating & Air, we are dedicated to maintaining and installing the perfect system for your home. If you’re interested in how we can meet the energy needs for your Burlington, NC home, request a quote or call us at (336) 226-6959.

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