Save Money on Utilities: VIC Program and Cost-Friendly Tips

With economical appliances and cost effective service plans, you can save money on utilities in your home, office, or commercial space. Get budget-friendly plumbing and HVAC tips, learn about the super-saver VIC Program, and stop wasting your money!

3 Easy Rules to Save Money on Utilities

When you’re getting new plumbing and heating/cooling systems installed, keep in mind that the decisions you make now will impact your wallet for many years to come.

If you choose the cheapest equipment, you will need to replace it sooner than usual. If you choose inefficient models, your utility bills will be higher. If your plumbing and HVAC systems are neglected, they won’t work properly or last as long as they should. Just like medical attention, routine maintenance helps to preserve the life of your furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, air conditioners, water heaters, back flows, and whole house humidifiers. There are things you can do before and after your systems are installed to help save money on utilities!

To get the most for your money, follow these three rules:

  1. Avoid cheap models, and opt for high quality plumbing and HVAC equipment. We highly recommend Diamond, Lennox Comfort Systems, and Easy Water for top of the line products that will last longer than many competing brands.
  2. Read the fine print to find out how efficient your equipment is. High efficiency technology helps to lower your utility bills and save you tons of money over time.
  3. Set up regular maintenance through a maintenance program at the time of installment, to have your systems inspected and tuned up each year.

VIC Maintenance Program

The VIC Program is a special program offered by Garden City Plumbing & Heating, established for the Very Important Customers. This program is offered to new customers and loyal customers at the time of installation or initial maintenance. This program not only helps you to save on utilities but keeps plumbing and HVAC service costs down.

VIC member benefits include:

  • Annual Inspection of Heating and/or Cooling Systems
  • Discounted Diagnostic Fees
  • Preferred Customer Pricing
  • Priority Service

If you’re interesting in taking action to save money on utilities and keep other property manager and homeowner costs low, keep reading! Routine maintenance programs, like the VIC Program offered by Garden City Plumbing & Heating, will protect your investment.

Here are a few benefits to enrolling in the VIC Maintenance Program:

Keep things working properly

Regular attention to your systems will ensure that things are working properly. This will add years to the life of your plumbing and HVAC systems. Busy homeowners and property managers don’t have time in the schedule to clean filters, replace hoses, and descale pipes, but these things are necessary for general plumbing and HVAC upkeep. The longer things are working properly, the more you can save money on utilities and avoid paying to replace your equipment.

Avoid emergencies and breakdowns

Regular maintenance programs can also save you money because routine maintenance is more affordable than paying for emergency services when problems inconveniently arise. If your heat turns off in the middle of the night, or the pipe under the sink starts leaking during the weekend, emergency help will cost an arm and a leg. The VIC program is much more cost effective.

Easier to keep track

A routine maintenance program takes the pressure off as you juggle things like doctor appointments and work meetings. The scheduling and routine work is placed in the company’s hands when you join a maintenance program. They’ll let you know when it’s time to get a technician out to run tests on your systems and tune everything up. Get professional service for your plumbing and HVAC equipment on a regular schedule, and your home or property will be effortlessly kept up all year.

Get a Home Performance Assessment

The next step to cracking down on your utility bills and maintenance costs at home is to get a Home Performance Assessment. Garden City Plumbing & Heating conducts hundreds of these inspections to help protect customers from overpaying year after year.

From Minor Repairs to Major Renovations

Your whole house or living space will be thoroughly inspected by an experienced plumbing and HVAC technician. The Home Performance Assessment is designed to expose areas of your home that can be fixed and weatherized through better insulation, sealing cracks, and other minor repairs. The whole idea here is to help you save money on utilities, especially in those costly summer and winter months!

There are usually several easy fixes that a homeowner can make in order to save money on utilities and related bills. The solution may be to improve the function of your existing HVAC by sealing key areas of your home or adding insulation to walls and ceilings. There may even be no-cost solutions you can do yourself to see improvements right away.

For more complex structural improvements, Garden City will refer you to specialized construction professionals when necessary to help lower the cost of utilities annually.

Explore Your Financing Options

Financing is available through Garden City Plumbing & Heating, with approved credit.

Is it time to update your current HVAC or plumbing system but you need some flexibility with the payments? We understand that each customer’s financial situation is unique and there are many unexpected expenses that come with owning a home or commercial property. We are able to offer multiple payment options. In addition to cash and check, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing with approved credit.

Stop Wasting Money on Water and Electric Bills

With advanced testing procedures, Garden City Plumbing & Heating can identify cost-saving opportunities, and recommend affordable improvements to make your home more comfortable and cost-efficient. Remember to invest in quality products, and get routine maintenance to stretch the life of your systems. Save money on utilities for your home and commercial space, and stop the unnecessary wear and tear on your plumbing and HVAC systems!

For more information, just call Garden City Plumbing and Heating, and ask where you should start and how we can help.