Tips to Lower Utility Costs, Part 1


Tips to Lower Utility Costs, Part 1

Homeowners and business owners alike spend a lot of money on utilities, from the electric bills, gas bill, and water bill. It can be a challenge, especially when the price of these services is out of our control to save money in these areas. However, there are simple things you can do to increase the efficiency of your home or office that are relatively inexpensive but will yield dividends in the long run.

J.R. Air Duct Cleaning Services serves both residential and commercial customers in the Bergen, Essex, and Passaic Counties with air duct cleaning services and dryer vent cleaning services. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips with you on how to save money on utilities, which will put more money in your pocket to do the things you enjoy doing. Contact us today to learn more!


  • Check seals on windows, doors, and appliances. Seals are great in that they help to close off holes that allow heating and air conditioning to leak out. However, like all things, seals wear off, and you often forget to check them in the busyness of life. When your fridge or freezer does not seal well, it can stay propped open, causing your fridge or freezer to work overtime to keep your food cold. Window and door seals let out a large amount of air when not sealed. Make sure you inspect your seal regularly in order to save on utility costs.
  • Inspect your ductwork. Another big leakage of energy is your ductwork. It takes up a large amount of space in your home and office and can be responsible for a big increase in your heating and/or air conditioning bill. When you have your ductwork regularly inspected by a top-notch air duct cleaning company, such as J.R. Air Duct Cleaning Services in Hackensack, you’ll be sure that your ductwork is optimized and not leaking excessive air.
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat. Let’s face it, you can’t remember to turn your thermostat up and down every time you leave the house, go to sleep, or go on vacation. Instead, invest in a programmable thermostat that will allow you to lower your thermostat at night, and while you are away during the day, and on vacation. Doing this can save a whopping 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills.
  • Replace your air filter. The air filter on your HVAC system is designed to catch pollutants, contaminants, allergens, dust, dirt, and the like and keep it from entering your air ducts. This keeps air flowing and allows your HVAC system to work efficiently, without overworking. J.R. Air Duct Cleaning Services recommends to check your air filters at least once every six months and replace if needed.


If you are a homeowner or a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your air ducts and dryer vents. Give us a call today in New Jersey to save you money on your utility bills!