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Five Smart Energy Efficiency Investments For Your Staten Island or New Jersey Home

You probably spend more than you need to on your energy bills – maybe even a lot more – because of inefficiencies in your home that can be greatly reduced with a little planning and investment.

Here are five of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s efficiency this summer (and beyond):

  1. Weatherize – About twenty percent of air you’ve paid to heat or cool escapes your home through air leaks around doors and windows. Installing inexpensive weather sealing and caulk (along with window plastic in the winter months) could save you hundreds of dollars in energy bills in the coming year.
  2. Insulate – Most homes are under-insulated, especially in attics and basements. Adding affordable, easy-to-install insulation can cut your annual cooling (and heating) costs significantly – in some cases 15 percent or more.
  3. Install a programmable thermostat – Why pay to cool or heat your home when you’re not there – or when you’re sleeping? A programmable thermostat is easy to use and will often save enough energy to pay for itself within a year (after that, you pocket the savings!).
  4. Get routine cooling system maintenance – Home cooling equipment will only operate at peak efficiency if you service it regularly. An annual tune-up is a must – and it’s included in Rucci’s A/C Priority Plan.
  5. Upgrade your heating system – If your central air conditioner or mini-split system is more than 10-12 years old, it’s probably time to invest in an upgrade. Today’s high-efficiency models can have a dramatic effect on your bills, saving you 30 percent or more compared to your older system.

Contact us to sign up for Rucci’s A/C Priority Plan – just $145 if you enroll now! And if you’re ready for an air conditioner upgrade, ask us for a FREE estimate!