Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Snell!
Whether you plan to stay warm and drink a Guinness at an Irish pub, attend the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, or run the Lucky Leprechaun 5K in Reston, we hope you have a fun and safe St. Patty’s Day. If you’re still not sure how you’ll be spending your weekend, here is a list of St. Patrick’s Day events going on around Fairfax County.
While you’re thinking about wearing green this weekend, it’s a good time to also think about going green in your home. Following these tips will not only help the environment but will save you some “green” too!
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
This is a simple addition to your home that can really save energy and lower your bills. If you’re away from home during a set period of times throughout the week, like your workday plus soccer practice afterward, you can program your thermostat so you’re not heating or cooling your home when no one is there. A few degrees lower during winter days and higher during summer days can save up to $300 in yearly energy costs (possibly higher depending on the size of your home).
Replace Your Old Air Conditioning and Furnace with ENERGY STAR Models
The experts at Snell Heating & Air can easily install a new AC unit so you can enjoy ultimate comfort in your home!
New ENERGY STAR heating and cooling equipment can reduce your annual energy bill by more than $115. Also, look into energy saving boilers and consider ductless heating and cooling systems to save even more. Here is a list of ENERGY STAR certified products. Remember — always hire a licensed professional HVAC company to get the most out of your energy efficient heating and cooling equipment. A faulty installation can reduce efficiency by up to 30%!
Get a Spring Air Conditioning Tune-Up Including Checking for Air Leaks
You’ll learn a lot in a spring maintenance visit about how you can make your HVAC system more efficient. A Snell technician will inspect your equipment, change your air filter and if you want, can check for cracks or leaks in your ductwork. Even the newest energy-saving HVAC equipment won’t be able to work efficiently if the air is leaking out before it reaches your rooms.
If You Need Any Help Going Green, Call Snell!
We would love to help you lower your bills and save some of your hard earned “green.” If you’d like to schedule a spring tune-up, give us a call.