Year-round maintenance saves on repairs & energy use
Saint Paul, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/09/2018 -- The end of 2018 has homeowners focused on holiday finances. To dig up savings, Minnesota's Original plumbing, heating and AC team urges customers to plan regular maintenance like duct cleaning and water heater cleaning in Saint Paul. Proper HVAC care lowers energy costs, which could mean a jollier holiday season with surplus cash for gifts and entertaining.
Research shows regular heating and indoor air quality maintenance pays off with cheaper utility bills, fewer repairs, healthier homes and reliable winter comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that utility costs for an average home equal $2200 a year or more. McQuillan Bros' end-of-year energy tips help Twin City neighbors enjoy worry-free comfort while pocketing savings for extra holiday cheer.
Home Maintenance Tips for Holiday Comfort & Extra Cash
1. Prioritize HVAC system cleaning. Dust and debris are the No. 1 enemies of heating and cooling efficiency. McQuillan Bros reminds consumers that dirty AC coils, clogged furnace filters and scale buildup in water heaters cause appliances to work harder and fail faster. Following a routine DIY cleaning schedule keeps HVAC systems in top condition while warding off catastrophic repairs. For homeowners who would rather skip these chores, McQuillan Bros' technicians perform seasonal maintenance that includes furnace maintenance and water heater cleaning in Saint Paul. When heating systems go belly-up unexpectedly, the team also offers prompt boiler replacement in Minneapolis.
2. Install programmable thermostats. Heating or cooling unused rooms wastes energy. Today's programmable thermostats allow residents to regulate indoor climate when no one is home—or when spaces are not in use. McQuillan Bros installs affordable thermostats with smart features that help users maximize comfort and cash in on utility savings.
3. Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting. New lighting options spell big savings for consumers. When outdated incandescent bulbs and fixtures are replaced with new LED alternatives, homeowners cut energy use. According to ENERGY STAR, high-efficiency bulbs save about 70 to 90 percent on energy and last 10 to 25 times longer than conventional bulbs. The resulting savings could be invested in new, cost-effective outdoor lighting and decorations to brighten the holidays!
About McQuillan Bros Plumbing, Heating & AC
McQuillan Bros, Minnesota's Original plumbing and HVAC provider, has served the Twin Cities for 135 years. The company continues its legacy today: installing state-of-the-art heating and cooling equipment that keeps homes and businesses comfortable through winter blizzards and summer heat waves. McQuillan Bros also brings innovation to customer service with live online messaging and real-time travel tracking. For water heater cleaning in Saint Paul or boiler replacement in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, McQuillan Bros is the company to call: 651.237.5097.