Hub Plumbing & Mechanical Offers Steps To Curb AC Costs Now And Lower Winter Heating Bills Too!

Boston, MA (PressExposure) August 21, 2008 -- Boston area residents know that summer isn't over yet but many are singing the mid-summer blues as they face ever-increasing energy costs, including the cost of keeping cool.

John Wood, founder and CEO of Hub Plumbing & Mechanical, offers some cost-effective ways to reduce the load on your air conditioner. Notes Wood, "Some of the steps that you can take now will not only help curb your current electric bill but will also help control your heating costs this winter."

Don't make your air conditioner work harder than it has to - warm air entering through cracks around window and door frames, electrical outlets, and attic doors all keep your air conditioner's compressor running longer, costing you more.

Taking the following steps now will help reduce both air conditioning and heating costs: • Check for air leaks around doors and windows • Use caulk, insulation, or weather stripping to seal air leaks to reduce drafts • Add attic insulation • Insulate duct work

Year round energy savings can be achieved with the use of a programmable thermostats for cooling and heating. An empty house or apartment doesn't need to be kept cool all day. Even many newer window air conditioners have timers that can be set to cool things down in time for your arrival home from work.

Ceiling fans should also be used year round. During warm weather the ceiling fan should be set to turn in a counter-clockwise direction. The breeze created by this airflow creates a wind-chill effect that makes you feel cooler.

When it's hot outside, don't create more heat inside: • Minimize the use of heat producing appliances during the hottest part of the day, such as a clothes dryer or dish washer • When cooking use an outdoor grill, a microwave, or a toaster oven to avoid heating up the kitchen by turning on a full sized oven • Minimize the use of heat producing light bulbs -replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents that produce less heat • Close shades, blinds, or drapes on windows that in are in full sunlight

Both central air conditioning systems and individual room air conditioners need to be kept in good running condition for maximum efficiency: • Change or clean filters at least once a month • Keep coils clean and dust free • Make sure you have a proper sized unit - a unit that is too big lowers the temperature without running long enough to reduce the humidity to a comfortable level resulting in a cold clammy feeling Consider investing in a central air conditioning system if a number of your individual air conditioning units need replacing. A central air conditioning system is more expensive to purchase up front but it can result in lower energy costs over time.

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Hub Plumbing & Mechanical was established in 1999 and now includes a staff of 16 full time employees. This full service plumbing company assists residential and commercial customers with code violations, sewer/drain clogs, garbage disposals, water heaters, water filtration, steam and hot water boilers, thermostats, leaky faucets, tub valves, gas pipes, appliance installation, outside hose faucets, and residential HVAC service.

Hub Plumbing and Mechanical’s signature Red Carpet service features experienced teams of licensed technicians who not only protect your floors with a red carpet, but also cover their work boots with stain-resistant booties, wear ID badges for security purposes, and arrive on time and smartly dressed in crisp, clean uniforms. Imagine actually looking forward to a visit from your plumber!

Hub Plumbing & Mechanical was recently featured in a new book entitled “The Celebrity Experience” where Hub Plumbing & Mechanical’s Red Carpet Service was cited as an example of how it’s possible to create faithful life long customers by showering them with treatment usually reserved for celebrities.

The company does not charge by the hour, but by the specific project. Hub Plumbing & Mechanical is available 24 hours a day and 7 seven days a week to provide immediate access and peace of mind. Dedicated 2nd and 3rd shift night dispatchers internally handle all calls at Hub Plumbing & Mechanical, not an answering service. The difference between the two enables Hub Plumbing & Mechanical to get real-time info on the customer 24/7 to expedite the call as efficiently as possible.

Hub Plumbing & Mechanical Inc. is located at 70 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, MA 02127. For more information about Hub Plumbing & Mechanical call 1-866-HUBPLUMBING (482-7586), email, or visit

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Press Release Submitted On: August 13, 2008 at 11:21 am
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