8 Tips to Reduce Energy Use and Save Money

rch9310wf-honeywell-lyric-thermostat-version-two-4Who doesn’t want to reduce energy consumption and save money?  Here are 8 tips to help you reduce your power bill and put more green in your wallet while keeping your family comfortable.
  1. Even if you have air conditioning, use a ceiling fan and other fans to provide additional cooling and better circulation.
  2. Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature. You can save 3 to 5 percent on your air conditioning costs for each degree you raise the thermostat.
  3. Close doors leading to un-cooled parts of your home. If you have central air conditioning, close off vents to unused rooms. Keep filters clean.
  4. Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows. Eliminate air leaks around window air conditioners with foam insulation or weather-stripping.
  5. Close blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
  6. Turn off power sources. TVs, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in. Plug electronics into power strips and turn off the power switch when the items are not in use. Not only do these electronics suck up energy, but also some of them cool give off residual heat that could raise the temperature of the room.
  7. Use timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  8. Replace old appliances, such as washing machines and dryers with Energy Star efficient models.
For more tips or a free estimate and energy cost analysis, call Premier Air Heating and Cooling today!
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