The choices we make every day not only impact our wallets, but also the environment.
Spring has arrived in Westchester! Get ready for the warm summer weather with these energy saving tips and ease the strain on your utility bills from the recent winter weather.
The average cost of air conditioning repair could run into the thousands, with commercial units costing up to $15,000 to replace. If you don't want to drum up the cash for a brand new air conditioning system, there is an alternative. A professional who carries out regular AC servicing in New York can identify any problems early on, saving you money on expensive repair work.
Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why your equipment needs maintenance check.
The warm spring weather can provide a welcome relief from the cold, winter days. However, the sudden changes in weather, especially warm days followed by cold, can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Here are some common plumbing problems to be mindful of this time of the year:
- Replace your inefficient air conditioner - Replacing old cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient models is the best way to save on energy costs.
- Weatherproof your home - Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home. Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.
- Lower your water heater temperature - Water heating accounts for about 18% of the energy consumed in your home. Turn down the temperature during the summer to save on unnecessary energy costs.
- Use fans to cool your home - A ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort, allowing you to lower your energy use due to A/C.
- Operate your thermostat efficiently - Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
As of March 15, 2019, Con-Edison will no longer be accepting applications for new natural gas connections in most of the Westchester service area (see service map) until they can align demand with available supply. The moratorium applies to: