Category: Cost-saving

Start the New Year Off with Some Energy-Saving Tips!

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The new year is a great time to start making changes to your routine. One way you can make changes to your lifestyle is by finding ways to save energy around your home. By adding energy saving habits to your day-to-day you can decrease your utility bill and become an energy-conscious homeowner. To help you out, the pros at Roman Electric have come up with some effective energy-saving tips.

1. Change Bulbs to LEDs

One of ways you can start saving energy is by changing all your light bulbs from incandescent bulbs to LEDs. LED bulbs can last up to 25 times longer and use up to 75 % less energy. These bulbs are incredibly versatile and are also safe to use since they don’t radiate heat.

2. Change Your Filter

By changing your HVAC unit’s air filter consistently, you can reduce energy consumption between 5 and 15 %. It is ideal to change your air filter once every three months. Replacing your dirty filter with a new one will not only save you money and energy – but it is good for your unit. It prevents issues such as frozen evaporator coils, unhealthy indoor air quality and inconsistent air flow. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, there is not time like the new year!

3. Seal Up Your Home

If you have any gaps in your insulation or any cracks around your ducts, windows or exterior doors, it’s time to tackle them in 2020. To prevent gaps in your windows and doors, use weatherstripping and caulking. To prevent duct leaks, have your ductwork inspected by professional HVAC technicians. In addition, have your home’s insulation inspected (especially your attic) to ensure you have enough insulation. Air leaks can force your unit to work overtime, ultimately wasting energy.

4. Use Fans in Warmer Months

This energy-saving tip is specific to warmer months. To save up on your HVAC unit’s energy use, increase the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees and use your fans. While fans don’t exactly cool rooms, they create a wind-chill effect, keeping you or any of the occupants in the room cool and comfortable. Plus, making this change in your thermostat can save energy.

5. Consider Outdoor Solar Lights

If you use outdoor lights, consider going solar with them. Solar pathway lights are very common and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They require no wires or cables and are very easy to install. Going solar is also an excellent way to save money on your utility bill.

Save Energy in 2020 with Roman Electric!

We hope this list of new year energy-saving tips has been helpful. If you want to learn more about how you can reduce your energy consumption and save up a little on your utility bill, get in touch with the pros at Roman Electric. Call us today at 414-369-3798 or schedule a service with us on our website!

Save Time and Money with a Protection Plan

save time and money with a protection plan

So, you just installed an HVAC, electrical, or plumbing system. It’s fresh, new, and running perfectly. But you have questions: for how long will it be in tip-top shape? How often does the system need to be professionally serviced? What if it needs an emergency repair? How much will that cost? How will you afford it?

The answers to your questions lie in a protection plan. These are package deals of maintenance, discounts, and special benefits that save you time and money. The team at Roman Electric is here to break down our own whole-home protection plan to show you how valuable they can be. Read on to see how you can save time and money with a protection plan!

Exclusive Discounts

The first way protection plans save you money is with exclusive discounts on service and repair. If you must call your service provider, you can rest easy that the appointment won’t break the bank. Furthermore, in the case of an emergency system failure, you won’t have to worry about a hefty, and unexpected, bill. Roman Electric’s protection plan includes discounts on emergency service fees, so you don’t have to hesitate before picking up the phone.

The following are the discounts included in Roman Electric’s protection plan.

  • 10% discount on HVAC, plumbing and electrical service and repair
  • Discounted service fee
  • Discounted emergency fees

Maintenance Included

It is impossible to overstate the value of professional maintenance on your HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. Regular maintenance performs two very important functions. First, maintenance reduces the likelihood of a large system breakdown. Tune-ups keep your systems in tip-top shape, so small issues don’t accumulate into expensive repairs. Second, regular maintenance ensures that your HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems are as efficient as possible.

Regular maintenance extends the life of these systems and gives you peace of mind that your utility bills are as low as can be. By preventing total-system breakdown and keeping your utility bills low, protection plans practically pay for themselves.

Check out what Roman Electric offers in included maintenance:

  • 2 annual heating or air conditioning tune ups
  • Annual plumbing inspection
  • Annual electrical safety inspection
  • Enhanced system warranties

Time Saving

There is no doubt that a protection plan can save you money. However, it can also save you time, which is just as valuable. With a protection plan, you’ll spend less time waiting for your service provider: Roman Electric gives priority appointments to clients.

Save Time and Money with a Protection Plan! Call Roman Electric Today!

Roman Electric’s protection plan is the key to saving money, extending the life of your appliances, and reducing your stress. Roman Electric’s team of highly skilled experts have served the Milwaukee area for three decades. We are proud to provide our community with high quality repair, service, and installation for all their electric, plumbing, and HVAC needs.  Call us at 414-369-3798 or schedule an appointment on our website.