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Common Sense Approach to Saving Energy

The heating or cooling load for your home is a measurement of the amount of hot or cold air that it takes to bring your home to a comfortable temperature. This air can either be introduced to the home or removed from the home depending on the external and internal temperatures. The first analysis that needs to take place is a thorough check for any energy leaks that may be located in your home.

Check for energy waste by examining the window areas for drafts. Drafts are a sure sign of air leaks which can have a considerable effect on the cost of energy bills. The best way to check for drafts is to use a candle. Simply hold the candle near the widow areas to see if the flame blows in a certain direction. If the flame blows away from the windows, you will know that you have a potential draft situation. Windows can be caulked or weather stripped to cut down on air leakage. The outside of the windows can be helped with the use of thermal-backed window treatments that will help and prevent air from entering the home.

The next step is to perform an inspection of any crawlspaces or attics that you have in your home. Be certain that these areas are benefitting from the maximum amount of insulation. An attic or crawlspace may let an abundance of heat escape if they are not properly insulated. In addition, a well-insulated attic will prevent heat from entering the home during the summer months. This will lead to savings on the costs of air conditioning.

There are many other steps you can take in order to save on energy costs:

– Close off rooms or areas of your home that are rarely used. Any dampers can also be closed in rooms that are rarely used will also help.

– Areas around outlets and electrical switches will often allow drafts to enter a room. Seal up these areas to prevent air from entering or escaping.

– Energy efficient fluorescent bulbs can be used to replace incandescent bulbs for further savings.

– Program your thermostat to control the temperature while you are awake and inhabiting your home and to adjust itself while you are sleeping or outside the home. If your thermostat is not programmable, you may want to upgrade. The upgrade will pay for itself in the long run.

The above steps will save you money on your heating and cooling bills. In addition, you will be helping the environment by not wasting energy. Perform a complete energy audit of your home today, so that you can begin your energy savings.

Concerned about your home’s comfort or energy usage?  Schedule your FREE comfort evaluation today with Hobaica Services at www.hobaica.com

 

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Ruth Moravec
Ruth Moravec
03:25 23 Jun 21
Scott Dale was very professional. He answered our concerns and questions. He took time to explain the necessity of the repairs. Just by talking to him, we felt confident with him doing the repairs.
Gina Buskirk
Gina Buskirk
00:09 23 Jun 21
Hobaica has now installed 2 ac units for us-each time they have been exceptional to work with. They are fair and honest with their quotes. Andy Hobaica is always available to his customers and they may have the friendliest and most competent employees. I highly recommend.Just had Hobaica come out to fix an old unit, bedroom side of house-it’s been 111-115 degrees. Ryan W came out on Fri evening to evaluate and he was back on Mon to fix! Thanks Ryan, greatly appreciated
Julie Jones
Julie Jones
23:45 22 Jun 21
We called Hobaica for HVAC repair and they came out the same day, after waiting for 2 other companies to call back after 3 days (and still no call). Ron J. was on time, quickly diagnosed the problem and had our AC fixed quickly. We will use them again and highly recommend them!
Paul McLaughlin
Paul McLaughlin
23:43 22 Jun 21
Travis Vanau was our technician and he was awesome!! We have had an AC company come out now twice through our home warranty and both times have been told everything was fine. Travis was here for maybe 15-20 minutes and informed us that it looks like we have an AC leak, and walked us through the necessary steps for proper repair. He did a recharge for us and is coming back later this week to better identify the potential leak in our system! We can’t thank you enough, Travis!
Paul Brunoforte
Paul Brunoforte
22:27 22 Jun 21
Our repairman, Bihn was terrific. Well deserving of a Five Star Review.
Alfred Tabeek
Alfred Tabeek
17:51 22 Jun 21
Brandon did a fine job clearing a clog in a drain in my master bathroom. I'm pleased with his professionalism and the quality of his work.
Melodie M
Melodie M
04:11 22 Jun 21
Hobaica came out on June 8th and 11th, 2021. The first visit was for a/c seasonal maintenance. Scott Dale did a great job explaining what might be happening with an intermittent fan noise. I'm going to record it on video the next time it happens, and call them.The second visit was to install a new hose bib. I asked for a quote during Scott's visit, and decided to book it for later in the week. Travis Vonau arrived on Friday and took care of it. All of the Hobaica team members are knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks!
Brendan Thomson
Brendan Thomson
23:49 21 Jun 21
Excellent service and explanations
Margie Russell
Margie Russell
22:27 21 Jun 21
Last week Ryan Waters was our technician sent to do routine maintenance work on our a/c unit. He arrived within the time stated. He was very courteous when we spoke to him & promptly got to work. When he finished he explained what he had done & some further issue that needed to be addressed. He put in a work order & he was back out this week to complete the service. We are extremely happy with Hobaica & Mr Waters. Ryan Waters is an excellent technician, very knowledgeable, friendly & professional.

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