If you’re like a lot of Americans, you can’t help but wince when you see your energy bill each month. With prices steadily rising, it’s becoming harder and harder for many Americans to justify the high prices they pay to power their homes. So it’s little wonder that so many people are looking for simple ways to whittle down their energy expenses.
With an increasing number of suppliers competing for market share, you’d think that switching suppliers would be the simplest way to dial down those energy costs. Unfortunately, switching energy suppliers is often a case of “buyer beware” – many of these companies rely on door-to-door canvassing to get homeowners – honest, hardworking people like you – to sign up without truly knowing if you’ll save any money.
And in most cases, people who switch energy suppliers don’t really save much money at all. In fact, many homeowners actually see an increase in their monthly energy expenses!
But fortunately, there is a simple, low-cost way to drastically reduce your costs… and it doesn’t involve gambling on a new energy supplier at all!
Want lower energy bills? Target your biggest source of consumption!
If you want the biggest “bang for your buck,” you need to target your home’s largest source of energy consumption – your heating and cooling system!
According to Energy.gov, heating and cooling makes up 48% of the energy used in a typical American home each month.
More than your clothes washer and dryer.
More than lighting.
More than all the Internet-enabled gadgets your family needs to keep charged.
So, since your heating and cooling system is consuming about half the energy you and your family use… it makes sense that you should look for ways to reduce the amount of energy your furnace and AC uses, right?
Well, it just so happens that there’s a simple, cost-effective way to lower your heating and cooling costs without resorting to:
Change your furnace/AC system filters every 1-3 months!
Now, most of us know that we’re supposed to do that. But few people realize what happens to their energy costs when they forget to replace their filters.
See, even high-end filters are only designed to last for 1-3 months, max. That’s because, as they trap contaminants such as allergens, dust mites, smoke, mold, dust, and bacteria… they quickly become clogged.
And that means that air can’t make its way through your furnace or AC unit efficiently. Your heating and cooling system has to work harder to pull air through the filters, which means – you guessed it – higher energy consumption!
In fact, Energy.gov estimates that by replacing a clogged filter with a new, clean one, you could reduce your total energy costs by as much as 15%!
And that’s without doing anything else (including signing a contract with the next energy supplier rep who shows up at your door).
It takes just a few minutes a month, but it can potentially save you hundreds each year on your utility expenses!
Be sure to check for multiple filters, too.Today’s sophisticated heating and cooling systems often contain multiple filters to remove contaminants at different stages of the air flow cycle. It’s not unusual for a unit to require up to five filters, so make sure to locate them all (including wall filters for AC units) and replace them regularly! Changing filters on schedule in a multi-filter unit can help you and your family enjoy even cleaner air… while keeping your energy costs to a minimum. Your lungs (and your wallet) will thank you!
Worried you’ll forget? Get new filters delivered to you every 1-3 months.
Even though new, fresh filters translate to impressive energy savings, it’s still easy to forget to change them on time. If you’re like most homeowners, there’s been at least one time when you’ve forgotten for months on end… and then when you finally remembered, your filter was caked with allergens, dust, and all kinds of other gunk!
But one company decided to eliminate that problem by shipping brand-new, top-quality furnace/AC filters right to their customers’ doors… for about the same price as they’d pay in a home improvement store!
It’s called Filter King, and it’s making it simple for people to breathe easier… and save $300-800 a year or more on their energy costs!
Just tell them how many filters you need, the size of each filter, and how often you want them delivered (every 1, 2, or 3 months). Then forget about it! When you receive each shipment, just replace your filters, and you’ll be set until next time.
If you’d like to sign up for one of their plans, or to find out more, visit here.