What Can Anyone Do About Their Energy Bill?

How do you feel when you look at your utility bill? Have you noticed how often the utility companies increase the energy cost for no discernible reason? Do you have a way to deal with the constant price energy cost increases? Or are you as tired as we are of these price increases (that do not seem to stop any time soon)?

Of course, there might be other reasons why your energy bill keeps going up like an HVAC system that is aging or hasn’t been properly maintained is operating inefficiently, costing you money and wasting energy.


If you don’t care about the price increases, then consider that some of these old systems can also lead to health, comfort and productivity issues. Here are 4 other red flags to look for that will indicate your HVAC system may be due for a replacement:

1. Indoor spaces are not being heated or cooled properly


Aging heating and cooling systems might cycle on and off too frequently and create an uncomfortable environment. If standard tune-ups and adjustments aren’t resolving the issue, we recommend an energy star certified HVAC system replacement to shore up what could be massive energy leaks in your antiquated system.

2. Indoor air quality and airflow are not up to standard

Clean air and a balanced airflow are important to making us as healthy and as productive as possible. If your system is no longer getting the job done, it may be time to replace it. In addition, consider the benefits of ENERGY STAR-certified HVAC systems that are equipped with demand-controlled ventilation and enhanced ventilation controls. These additional features can solve air quality and airflow problems.

3. The current HVAC system is approaching its expected lifespan

Knowing the age and repair history of your current HVAC system is critical to making repair decisions. The older the system, the more likely it is that replacement will be the best option. According to ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), furnaces should be replaced when they have lost efficiency baselines set in the 2004 energy star standards.

4. Older, inefficient thermostats are still in use

You want to be comfortable when you’re at home — warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But what about temperature settings for late at night or when you’re not home? Keeping the temperature constant when no one is around isn’t necessary and contributes to HVAC energy waste. Modern HVAC systems employ programmable thermostats to monitor your homes heat or cooling output. Temperatures will automatically go up or down at preset times when no one is around. You can also program the thermostat so that the temperature is a little cooler during the winter months and warmer during summer.


Why don’t more people think of energy production in the same way a power company does? Now you can!

This is not just possible, but certainly the smart thing to do. You can build your own power plant. A correct assessment of your property and resources would determine how harvesting from your own power plant would secure the lowest possible permanent fixed rate for your energy needs.

Not only do you save money when you choose to build your own power plant. You can also feel good about your decision because solar investments create more jobs per megawatt than any other energy resource (Source: UC Berkeley E.R.G). All the more reasons to go solar with a High Noon Strategies Investment Grade System!

Let’s investigate together how you can save money and create more jobs by choosing solar!

Contact us today to discover how you can do just that. 

What is stopping you from choosing to save on your energy bill?


Did you know insulation is essential to a comfortable, energy-efficient home? Insulation must be properly installed to control heat gain during the summer and heat loss in the winter and allow heating and cooling systems to work efficiently.

Insulation provides resistance against heat flow from warmer to cooler spaces. Insulation will decrease heat flow in your home. The more resistance to heat flow insulation provides, the lower your home heating and cooling costs will be.


Properly installed insulation will provide homeowners with enhanced comfort, lower utility bills, improve durability, and enhance the resale position of your home.

What is an R-value?

An R-value is an indication of the insulation’s resistance to heat flow and depends on the type of insulation. The R-values of individual layers of insulation can be summed to determine the overall R-value of a specific location in your home.

The more insulation added to your home, the greater the R-value.

A greater insulation R-value means better resistance to heat flow and increased energy efficiency in your home!


As your partners in creating an energy plan that truly saves you money, we cannot ignore the impact of windows (specifically poorly insulated windows) on your energy bill.

Some of our customers have noticed that window replacements have decreased their monthly energy bills by as much as 25 percent! Do you want to join the club of these smart homeowners?

If you aren’t yet convinced, consider some more benefits of evaluating whether your windows need to be replaced:

Increased Security

New window replacement styles offer many added features that dramatically lower the risk of forced entry. Replacement windows add to your peace of mind that your home is as secure as possible, day or night.

Resale Value

Homes featuring new state of the art energy efficient windows not only make your house look more appealing, they add curb appeal to the value of your home when you decide to put the house on the market.

Easy Maintenance

The right replacement windows save homeowners time as well as money because today’s window designs are easy maintenance. We install triple lowE glass with vinyl frames that never have to be repainted.


For some homeowners, the biggest energy savings happen when they choose an energy efficient pool pump (and not when they replace their air conditioning system). For this reason, we recommend that you contact us today to assess your home and determine the best way to save you money.

We will not know what is the best solution for you until we assess your specific situation. Contact us today!

One of our products is the Pentair pool pump, which launched an energy savings revolution for man homeowners like you. When Pentair unveiled IntelliPro® Variable Speed Pump technology, it quickly earned rave reviews from pool professionals, public utilities and pool owners alike. And no wonder, given its unprecedented combination of energy efficiency, long-term dependability and whisper-quiet operation. Now comes the latest member of the IntelliPro pump family, the IntelliPro Variable Speed Pump. It further refines the field-proven advancements that have led our pumps to outsell all other variable speed brands. The reasons are compelling:

  • Estimated cost savings of up to $1,500 each year.
  • Energy savings up to 90%.
  • Dramatically quieter operation—as low as 45 decibels.†
  • 8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer deliver optimum speed and run times for highest efficiency and lowest operating cost. For cost savings, quiet relaxation and long service life, the IntelliPro Variable Speed Pump is the single most valuable investment you can make in your pool.