What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Olathe? 03/04/2016What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Olathe? The best place to start saving money is right inside your home. The Department of Energy estimates the cost of heating and cooling your home to make up 48% of your utility bill. You’ll be glad to hear that saving money on your energy bills doesn’t require a lot of time or money. The first place you’ll want to start on your money saving journey is scheduling your regular furnace service. The team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe has put together some tips that will help you lower the cost of heating and cooling your home. Program Your Programmable Thermostat Technology is progressing faster than ever and the technology within your thermostat is no exception. Our iComfort S30 uses the GPS from your smartphone and observes when you have left and adjusts itself to save energy while you are away which can potentially save money. It not only knows when you’ve left, it also recognizes when you will return and learns your routine and adjusts itself accordingly. Studies done by the Department of Energy have concluded that having a well programmed, or smart thermostat, can save you on cooling costs. While still remaining comfortable, set the thermostat as low as you can during the winter months and as high as you can during the summer. It’s not as difficult for your body to make those adjustments if you change the temperature a degree a day. We offer several different thermostat options and we can help you choose the one that will work best with your schedule. If you have an ever-changing schedule, you’ll want to go with the 7-day model. This thermostat option allows you to set different temperature periods on the weekends and keep a regular schedule on weekdays. Selecting and Maintaining Your System If you feel you’re nearing the time where your system will need to be replaced, explore your options so you’re able to make a knowledgable decision when that day arrives. A couple of things you’ll want to look into are the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of furnaces. The higher the rating, the greater the chance for savings. If it’s time for a new system or just looking to maximize the efficiency of your existing system, the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe can help you out every step of the way. If you need to schedule service or have any questions give us a call at 913-432-3342 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.