8 Easy Energy-Saving Tips
Monday, February 20, 2012
Whether you are fed up with a steep utility bill every month, or you genuinely care about reducing your energy consumption, there are measures you can take save energy.
Saving energy is a major concern for many folks these days. Whether you are fed up with a steep utility bill every month, or you genuinely care about reducing your energy consumption, there are measures you can take save energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, typically, 43% of your utility bill is consumed by your heating and cooling systems. Check out some easy heating and cooling energy saving tips from the U.S. Department of Energy:
Heating and Cooling Tips
- Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
- Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as needed.
- Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they're not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
- Bleed trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if in doubt about how to perform this task, call a professional.
- Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.
- Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
- During the heating season, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- During the cooling season, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.
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- Omri E.
Connected Home Solutions Marketing