Home Energy Conservation Tips
In an effort to better serve our planet, many people are considering all the ways in which their actions affect the environment and and are working to reduce their carbon footprint. To help our customers, the All Elements team are offering these tips to help boost your homes energy efficiency. Not only do energy conservation efforts help save our planet, but they can also result in significant savings on your monthly utility bills. Here are 7 lucky tips for home energy conservation:
- Take time to seal air leaks.
Take time to seal air leaks by insulating doors, windows, and attics. In the long run, sealing leaks can reduce heating and cooling bills by 20 percent.
- Turn lights off when you leave a room.
To reduce energy usage, double check a room to ensure you remembered to turn off lights, televisions, fans, and other appliances.
- Turn off your AC when at work.
A programmable thermostat lets you set temperatures based on your unique schedule. By turning your thermostat up a few degrees when you’re at work you can save up to 10 percent on annual cooling costs.
- Check the age of your AC.
If you’ve had your AC for more than 10 years, the odds are that it isn’t cooling your home efficiently. Consider replacing your system with an Energy Star product. Along with reducing electric bills, an Energy Star unit may qualify you for a tax credit for the coming year.
- Update the light bulbs around your home.
Replace old light bulbs with more energy-efficient halogen incandescent’s. This upgrade can reduce energy consumption by one-third.
- Change your AC filters often and switch to reusable, cleanable filters.
Cleaning and changing filters also reduces energy bills. A dirty filter slows the flow of air and forces the system to work harder to achieve the same goals.
- Wash your clothes in cold water.
Many people think that hot water is necessary to clean your clothes. However, the fact is that cold water can do the job just as well.
Contact All Elements to Reduce Your HVAC Bills
Energy costs are on the rise. In fact, studies show that heating and cooling costs homeowners $1000’s every year. At All Elements, we are committed to helping you reduce energy spending without sacrificing your family’s comfort. For more tips on how to save money through energy efficiency, browse our Blog, or give us a call at 1-866-306-0359.
06 Jul, 2015