I think it’s safe to say that we’re all glad to have 2020 officially behind us so we can move on to what’s in store for 2021. Before we do, here are some suggestions for new pledges you can make to the comfort and wellbeing of your family and North Carolina home in 2021:
1.Take care of the details – Home energy efficiency and comfort are as much about small lifestyle changes as they are about big equipment purchases. Focus on taking care of the basics – change your air filters regularly, keep your vents and baseboards clear, close exterior doors, caulk cracks around windows, install low-flow aerators and showerheads – and you’ll be surprised what an impact it can happen on your household bottom line.
2.Make life easier for yourself – Take advantage of convenient services that can reduce stress and help you focus more on fun and family. Sign up for our monthly payment plan, for example, and you’ll get the same bill every month no matter how much propane you use, while FREE automatic delivery service greatly reduces the risk of a fuel run-out. Or try E-Statements and save yourself time and a stamp!
3.Re-claim your indoor climate – Managing the temperature of your home with a programmable or smart thermostat is about the easiest way to save 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills. If you’re not acquainted with the way your thermostat works (don’t worry – you’re not alone), take an afternoon and get to know what it can do. If you don’t have a programmable or smart thermostat, strongly consider installing one: it will pay for itself the first year you own it.
4.Service your equipment – Probably the most important thing you can do for your home comfort is to get your heating system tuned up every year. Routine service by an experienced heating professional pays for itself by keeping efficiency high and repair risk low.
5.Make smart upgrades – Sometimes, an investment in new equipment can actually save you money in the long run. Replace your electric water heater with a propane tankless water heater, for example, and you could cut your energy use by as much as 50 percent every month – enough for the equipment to pay for itself in just a few years. By installing propane space heaters to target troubled rooms, you can take some of the load off your central heating system, lowering your overall heating bill in the process.
6.Treat yourself – Sometimes you need to treat yourself to something new (we’ve certainly earned a treat after last year)! Whether your pleasure is a new propane hearth, a great new propane grill, or any other appliance that makes your life easier or better, we’ll help you make that comfort a reality.
Wave goodbye to 2020 and start 2021 out right with expert equipment upgrades from James Oxygen. Contact us today to learn about home comfort equipment installations in Hickory, Boone, North Wilkesboro, Marion, and beyond!