Energy Conservation Tips

Saving energy means more dollars in your pocket, but it is also a green initiative that we can all practice to save our valuable resources and be kinder to our environment. Here are a few energy conservation tips to help you save money in energy costs while enjoying your home appliances:

Save Energy While Cooling and Keeping Your Home Comfortable:

  • During hot sunny weather, close curtains and blinds to keep the house cool.
  • Ceiling fans will often provide sufficient air movement to make a room comfortable, and may reduce the need for air conditioning.
  • Turn off bathroom and kitchen fans when no longer required; they are pulling the heat or coolness from the house.
  • Trees can help shade exterior air-conditioning units; they’ll use less energy. They also provide shade cooling and protect from drafts and winds.
  • To save on air conditioning, raise the setting by a couple of degrees; you will not notice the change, only the energy savings.
  • Clean or replace furnace air filters once a month. Not only will this improve efficiency, but it will also help allergy sufferers.
  • For the best energy savings, buy Energy Star qualified cooling and heating products.

Reducing Your Heating Costs:

  • In colder seasons, turn down your thermostat slightly; every degree can save up to 5% in heating costs.
  • Fully or partially closing drapes can reduce drafts and help to keep the room warmer – reducing heating costs.
  • Ensure floor registers and baseboard heaters are not blocked by furniture, carpets or drapes, limiting effectiveness.
  • If you have bare floors, an area rug can ‘cozy’ your feet.
  • Older thermostats are less efficient than newer ones, and you’ll recover the cost quickly.
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to customize temperature settings according to when you use the room.
  • Clean or replace furnace air filters once a month. Not only will this improve efficiency, but it will also help allergy sufferers.
  • For the best energy savings, buy Energy Star qualified cooling and heating products.

For additional information click on the appropriate links below:

Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning
Maintaining Existing Air Conditioners
Regular Maintenance
Buying New Air Conditioners/Sizing New Air Conditioners
Air Conditioner Efficiency
Hiring a Professional Contractor
Installation and Location of Air Conditioners
Energy Conservation Tips

Information Provided by: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) U.S. Department of Energy

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