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Managing Energy Use in Your Home

There are many things you can do to manage your home’s energy use. When buying a new heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) system, the system you choose can make a big difference in your energy bills. If you purchase an HVAC system that is too large for your home, it will translate into wasted energy and wasted money for you. Determining the size system you need is complex, which is why not all contractors go through the process they should to determine exactly the size system you need. However, you can count on Jerry Kelly to take the time to go through the necessary steps to determine the exact size system your home requires.

Purchasing a new HVAC unit with a good energy-efficiency rating is only part of the equation. A system with a good energy rating will operate at a lower level of efficiency if the installer does not do the job properly. If the air flow is not correct, if the coils are mismatched, or if the ducts are leaking, the energy efficiency will go down. Rest assured that Jerry Kelly technicians are trained to understand these important factors, and will make sure your system is installed properly so that you get the best efficiency possible from your system.


Another energy-saving measure is to call Jerry Kelly for preventative maintenance before each summer cooling and winter heating season begins. Staying on top of your HVAC maintenance will increase the life of your system and improve its energy-efficiency. Just keeping your furnace clean, lubricated, and properly adjusted can save you 5% on your heating costs. Also, make sure you replace or clean your furnace filter at least once a month, unless your manufacturer’s instructions indicate something different. A dirty furnace filter will restrict air flow and increase the amount of energy you are using, as well.

A programmable thermostat is another energy saving measure you can implement in your home. Jerry Kelly installs programmable thermostats that are accurate to within +/- 1 degree, which allows you to know the true temperature in your home. This allows you to program your thermostat at temperatures that will make your family the most comfortable. You can program your thermostat to turn your heating or air conditioning off for times when you and your family will be away from home, and then automatically turn on again during the times you know you will be home. You can set the temperature differently for night time, as well. According some consumer magazines, a property designed and installed thermostat, can save you up to 15% on your utility bill.

During this day and age, energy-efficiency is important not only to our environment, but to our customers who don’t want to waste money. Jerry Kelly takes the job we have been entrusted with seriously. You can count on us to take the time to do the job right, so that you will experience the energy and money savings you expect from your HVAC equipment.