Are Energy Vampires Draining Your Wallet?

Are Energy Vampires Draining Your Wallet? Lee Company Home Services Can Help!

When it comes to vampires, don’t be the hostess with the mostest.

Southerners take pride in good manners; it’s part of our charm. So, naturally, we never want to seem hostile. Still, there’s no need to run a vampire hostel.

Energy vampires could be settling into your house even as you read this. They breeze in through drafty windows. They get cozy in crawl spaces. They love it when the power goes out. And they laugh when you send energy dollars down the drain, waiting for hot water.

Drop the garlic. Put the stake away.

We know a better way to rid your home of energy vampires. Let us help! Our friendly, trusted, experienced professionals are ready to help with all your residential maintenance and repair services. Check out our current promotions.

Electrical Services: Don’t be left in the dark.

We’re in the Tennessee Valley. There’s every reason to expect fall and winter storms will knock the power off – or create dangerous power surges. Energy vampires are rubbing their hands in glee, just thinking about the months ahead.

Fortunately, help is at hand. Put Lee Company on your team. Keep the home fires burning because you like the fireplace – not because you need the light and heat!

Whole house surge protectors

A whole house surge protector, or surge suppressor, is designed to help protect electrical systems, electronics, and appliances from power fluctuations. These fluctuations could come from storms, downed power lines, brownouts, or even the on-off cycle of electronics in your home.

Whole home generators

A whole home generator will keep the lights on and the refrigerator running even when the electrical system gets zapped. They’re especially useful if you use critical healthcare equipment at home or run a business out of your home.

Lighting automation

Never come home to a dark house. Lighting automation and photocell controls allow you to program your lighting for safety and energy conservation. And the power of electricity extends beyond the walls of your home! Keep vampires at bay with accent and landscape lighting. Learn more. When it comes to protecting you and your home, Lee Company has many bright ideas.

HVAC Services: Stake your claim on a comfy, cozy house.

Energy vampires drain heat from your home and money from your wallet. Fortunately, we’re here to vanquish the vampires. At Lee Company, we got our start in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) nearly 80 years ago. Our technicians are pros – specially trained to keep your HVAC equipment running efficiently and safely.

Our expertise is to your advantage. 

Lee Company offers all the products and services you need to keep your house comfortable all year long. We want you to grab a blanket and snuggle up on the couch because you want to – not because you have to! So, we offer everything you need to keep your home cozy and your utility bills down.

Sink your teeth into these HVAC options:

Home Improvement Services: Oops, you’re missing a wall.

When was the last time you took a good look at your windows? Not through your windows – but at them? You could throw energy dollars out the window if you see wood rot, condensation, cracked caulking, and other issues.

Next, take a fresh look at your doors. If you see light through the cracks, that’s more wasted energy. Is it drafty by those windows and doors? That’s not good, either.

Simply put, when enough windows and doors have cracks, crevices, and other issues, your house is missing a wall.

Energy vampires think that’s great. We don’t. At Lee Company, we’re dedicated to making your home as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible. Our energy services specialists will come out and look at everything that affects the energy in your home, from appliances and HVAC systems to insulation, windows, and doors. After assessing your unique situation, we’ll suggest how to save the most on your utility bills.

For example, your windows and doors may need caulking. We can do that. If you need new windows, we handle that, too. Lee Company offers high-efficiency windows with ultraviolet protection molecularly bonded into the glass. These beautiful windows reflect heat back to their source, so the heat stays out in the summer and in during the winter. (And they’re almost maintenance-free!)

Check out Lee Company’s handyman and home improvement services to keep the energy vampires at bay.

Crawl Space & Attic Services: Energy vampires love the dark. 

They thrive in the areas of the house you avoid, like the crawl space or attic. How do you know if vampires consider your house Home Sweet Home? 

Start by looking for these clear signs:

  • High utility bills – gas and electric
  • Hot and cold spots in your home
  • Hot or cold areas around doors and windows
  • Musty smells or moisture in the crawl space or basement

Unfortunately, other warning signs, such as sagging ductwork or insulation gaps, are frighteningly easy to miss.

With our Insight smart glasses technology, Lee Company virtually takes you along as we inspect your ductwork and insulation. If repairs are needed, you’ll see how we seal the duct system, install higher R-value insulation or add insulation to the attic.

Treat yourself.

Call Lee Company! For nearly 80 years, we’ve been helping customers make their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient, the first step toward lower utility bills. Sign up for our home maintenance plan and receive a discount on service calls, parts, and labor!

Plumbing Services: Thanks for no tanks.

When you want to save money on utility bills, it’s natural to think about heating or electricity. You could turn the heat down, buy a programmable thermostat, use timers, and turn lights off when you’re not using them. Those are all great ideas. 

Here’s another possibility you might not have considered: Update your water heater. Now. Before it breaks.

Energy vampires love homes with old water heaters. They love watching your money go down the drain every time you have to run water for a long time to get it hot.

Fortunately, you don’t have to waste water or shiver in the shower! Tankless water heaters with recirculation deliver valuable energy savings, typically providing 96% efficiency, compared to a standard water heater’s 62% efficiency rating.

Planning ahead gives you clear advantages:

  1. By proactively replacing the water heater, you’ll have time to do more research and find the option that works best for your budget.
  2. You’ll be able to schedule the installation at a time that works best for your schedule.
  3. You’ll avoid the expensive damage, frustration, and trauma caused when a water heater bursts.

Bonus! You’ll also send energy vampires packing.

Cold winter, hot water.

Now’s the time to prepare! Talk to Lee Company about tankless water heaters, recirculation options, or the hybrid electric heat pump – another great choice for cutting your water heating costs. Lee Company has been helping customers make their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient for nearly 80 years. We’ll find the solution that’s right for you. 

Sign up for our home maintenance plan and receive a discount on service calls, parts, and labor!

Together, we can vanquish the energy vampires!