There is so much information out there on the best way to lower your home energy costs. We see a lot of conflicting tips and tricks, so we decided to start our very own page filled with our favorite, proven-to-work, money-saving advice. As we gather new information, we will add it to this page.
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- One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills is to install a programmable thermostat. You can save up to 10% on cooling and heating costs.
- Want to keep your home at the perfect temperature? Then check to make sure furniture, window treatments, or other objects are not blocking your vents. This will reduce the load on your HVAC system, making it run more efficiently.
- Change your air filters at least once a month. A dirty filter restricts the air flow of your HVAC system forcing it to work harder.
- Give your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump a tune-up in the Spring and Fall. Your system needs the same attention your car needs. It will thank you by running more efficiently and lowering your monthly utility bill.
- Repair and seal leaky air ducts to reduce heating and cooling costs. You can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, while also increasing home comfort.
- Keep your outdoor HVAC unit clear of flowers and grass. Overgrown plants can also reduce airflow.
- Have a heating and cooling system that isn’t working at all? Check your breakers before making a service call – this could easily save you some money!
- A well-insulated home will keep cold air in during the summer, and warm air in during the winter. Windows are often a problem area – make sure they are sealed properly.
- Windows can also help you to maintain the temperature of your home. In the winter, take advantage of natural sunlight to keep your rooms warm. In the summer, close the drapes so your home doesn’t become overheated.
- Check for household leaks to make sure air is not escaping through openings around your fireplace, doors and windows.
- Turn your HVAC system off during a thunderstorm. Just like your computers and TVs, your HVAC system can become overloaded and damaged due to a lightning strike.
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