Ahhh, August! Is there a better time to enjoy all that New England has to offer? From the coastlines to the mountains, from campsites to porches, from backyard gardens to farmers markets—every aspect of summer shines in August.
We temporarily interrupt your fun in the sun to bring you a few important words about…winter. (Now, if only we could supply that sound effect of a needle zipping across an old vinyl record.)
We had a rough winter last year and many of us are taking some time now to look at ways to make our homes more energy-efficient and cut our home heating bills. Energy saving solutions are a specialty here at Dead River Company. So, set down that iced tea, and let’s take a look at some options.
- Don’t just crank up the thermostat. Instead of keeping the heat turned up in your entire home, ask yourself: what room does your family spend the most time in? The family room? The kitchen? Wherever it is, that’s the place to supplement the heat. A ductless air conditioner with heat pump technology gives you precise temperature control and reduces fuel consumption by as much as 30%! Or cut your fuel costs by turning back your central thermostat and using a propane space heater, stove or fireplace to warm the room where you and your family spend the most time.
- Take a tankless approach to heating your hot water. Increasingly becoming the water heater of choice, propane tankless water heaters are far more energy efficient because they heat water only as needed. When not in use, they consume no propane, produce no emissions, and can save as much as 25% on your water heating costs.
- Find out if it’s time for an upgrade. Having Dead River Company upgrade your home to a highly energy-efficient heating system can reduce fuel consumption by 30% or more. Not sure if your system needs to be upgraded? Dead River Company’s trained Residential Energy Advisors can provide a free home heating system evaluation, tell you about our many energy-efficient equipment options and help you meet your home energy and conservation needs.
You should enjoy every last day of summer and we definitely don’t want you to spend it thinking about winter. Instead, let Dead River Company help you be prepared and put your mind at ease.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled day at the beach.