Rising energy costs are almost as predictable as the fact that the seasons will change. Throughout the hot summer months and the cold winter months, your home’s HVAC unit must work a bit extra to keep you comfortable inside your home. Listed below are a couple different tips and tricks to lowering your home’s energy consumption.
Keep Your System Maintained And Your Home Properly Sealed
Routine maintenance of your home’s HVAC unit helps ensure that it is always running at peak performance. When filters get clogged or the system is not maintained in general, it must work much harder to keep you comfortable. A well maintained HVAC unit will run at peak performance and help ensure that it is not using more energy than necessary to keep your home cool or warm.
Drafts that happen within your home from windows or doors that are not properly sealed work against the HVAC unit in your home. Drafts allow outside air into the home, whether it is cool air in the winter, or warm air during the summer. Keeping your home properly sealed is just as important during the summer months as it is during the winter months.
Turn Your Thermostat Down And Use Insulated Curtains Throughout Your Home
Whether you set your thermostat to the highest possible temperature that is still comfortable during the summer, or the coolest possible temperature that is comfortable during the winter, turning your thermostat down will help conserve on your home’s energy costs.
The savings on energy costs can be up to 15% per year if you alter your home’s thermostat temperature between 5 and 15 degrees throughout the year.
Insulated curtains throughout your home help keep temperatures comfortable throughout the home. During the warm summer months, curtains that are closed during the day help keep unnecessary heat out of the home, and during the winter, curtains closed at night are able to help keep heat within the home.
Insulated curtains can help seal comfortable temperatures in throughout the year, whether it is summer or winter.
Install A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are an easy way to regulate the temperatures throughout your home. This type of thermostat has become much more popular in the recent years, and are a great investment to help reduce your home’s energy consumption.
Programming the thermostat to the comfortable temperature for you helps ensure that your home’s HVAC unit only works as much as it needs to to regulate the temperature throughout your home.
These are just a few of many different ways to reduce your home’e energy cost. Whether you help reduce your energy costs by regular maintenance on your HVAC unit, turning your thermostat down, or installing a programmable thermostat, each tip can help save you money on your home’s energy bill.
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