Invest in an energy efficient HVAC. An energy efficient HVAC will not only save you money but also reduce carbon pollution and greenhouse gases.
Adding proper insulation is a one-time cost that pays off through energy savings and lower utility bills. Improving insulation to your home could save you around 20% on your heating and cooling costs.
Older windows and doors can be responsible for air leaks. Replacing older windows with energy efficient ones can result in savings of over $400 annually.
Home solar panels may help reduce your energy bill by offsetting the highest usage period.
Sealing cracks, gaps and leaks and adding insulation can save up to 10% on home heating and cooling costs.
Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
Set your thermostat to 78F in the summer and 68F in the winter - every degree of extra heating or cooling will increase energy usage 6% to 8%. Setting your thermostat to a lower temperature than normal will not cool your home faster.
During warmer months, close blinds, shades and drapes on the sunny side of your home to help keep your home's temperature cooler and reduce the work for you AC. Open shades during cooler months to let the sun warm your home.
Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.
Select energy-efficient products when you buy new cooling equipment. Look for the ENERGY STAR when purchasing new products.
Home energy is critical to paying less for living in your home and total home efficiency must be looked at to identify issues. At Poppy Energy, we specialize in duct leakage testing, blower door envelope testing and more. These tests identify issues within the HVAC duct system and gaps/cracks and other envelope problems in a home. Contact us for a free test quote and have the experts analyze your home.
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