Home Energy Efficiency Tips

As spring approaches and temperatures rise, it’s important to make sure your home is energy efficient. Not only does this save you money, but it also benefits the environment.

Make Sure All Your Lightbulbs Have Leds

Boost your home’s efficiency by switching all your lightbulbs to LEDs. Replacing just five of your most frequently used lights with LEDs can save you over $75 per year.

Make Sure Your Home Is Sealed
Poorly sealed homes can lead to energy waste. Save up to 10% on energy costs by sealing any cracks, gaps, or leaks. Additionally, consider replacing single-pane windows with more energy-efficient ones.

Consider Switching to a Smart Heating System

A smart or programmable thermostat can save homeowners an average of 10% on heating and cooling costs annually. With the ability to program temperature changes throughout the day based on your needs, and remote control via your smartphone or tablet, smart thermostats offer convenience and energy savings. They also provide data on energy usage that you can track and manage.

Remove or Replace All Filters
Dirty filters can cause your systems to work harder and take longer to run, which can lead to higher energy consumption. Making simple changes to your filters, such as cleaning or replacing them regularly, can help reduce your energy usage and costs.

Replace Old Appliances

Investing in energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment can reduce your energy consumption by up to 20%. Consider replacing older appliances before summer peak demand to maximize savings.

Make Sure Natural Gas Flames Appear Blue
If you have natural gas appliances at home, make sure the flames are blue. Yellow flames indicate that the gas is not burning efficiently, which can be dangerous and lead to higher energy consumption. If you notice yellow flames, consult your local utility or the manufacturer for assistance.

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