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How Can You Lower Your Utility Bill? For most of us, your utility bill is one of your highest monthly expenses. We want to share some tips with you. Just a few changes can help your home be more energy efficient and cut your utility costs.

 Adjusting your thermostat a few degrees up in the summer or down in the winter can save you on your heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter.

Caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows is an inexpensive way to prevent air leaks and improve utility costs. Insulating your water heater, can return you huge savings.

Maintaining your HVAC system and changing your filters regularly can reduce your home energy costs by maintaining your heating and cooling system.

In the summer, using your dryer when it’s cooler will help your air conditioner from working harder. When washing, using warm and cold water settings instead of hot. Doing laundry later in the day during off peak hours will also help save on your costs. Replacing older units with a new ENERGY STAR certified models.

Install LED light bulbs that are ENERGY STAR certified. Which are guaranteed to save energy in comparison to other alternatives.

These are just a few tips there are many more out there. We will be writing more updates soon, stayed tuned in!

Lets talk about Home Security!

 

Lets talk about Home Security!

 

Everyone has some degree of need for security. From the minimum like motion floodlights to elaborate whole house systems with multiple sensors and cameras. 

With the technology of today, the cost is more reasonable for the average homeowner. With most state of the art systems are now ran through your home Wi-Fi, there is no need to run a lot wires.

Once set up, most of today’s systems can even be adjusted via your smart phones and computers. You can also set up notifications to be sent to your phone to notify you when a sensor has gone off.

One of the popular ones is The Ring Series. Which have a camera, voice & speaker all in one unit. This allows you to see and speak to the person on the other end. We have installed these units for several of our customers.

Most insurance companies will also give you a discount on your homeowner policy too.  My recommendation is to give us a call and we can go over what your needs and wants are and give you an estimated cost.

 

 

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Are You Warming Up With Space Heaters?

 

Priority 1 Electric
 

Heater Safety Precautions

As the temperature drops many families start to use portable electric space heaters to help warm their homes. Priority 1 Electric wants to warn you of dangers using them.

Follow a few simple precautions for your safety:

Read the manufacture’s manual before using any space heater. Check to see if your heater bears the mark of a certified testing.

Keep space heaters at least 3 ft. away from any combustible materials, such as bedding, clothing, draperies, furniture and rugs.

Keep space heaters away from areas of water. Check your manual to be sure the heater is intended to be used in locations such as bathrooms.

Do not use space heaters in rooms where children are unsupervised. 

Avoid using extension cords with space heaters. Do not use space heaters in areas where flammable liquids are stored, such as gasoline, kerosene or other flammables.

Space heaters are meant to supply supplemental heat. Do not use them to warm bedding, dry clothes, cooking food or thawing frozen pipes. 

Unplug space heater when not in use.