Start the New Year Off with Some Energy-Saving Tips!
The new year is a great time to start making changes to your routine. One way you can make changes to your lifestyle is by finding ways to save energy around your home. By adding energy saving habits to your day-to-day you can decrease your utility bill and become an energy-conscious homeowner. To help you out, the pros at Roman Electric have come up with some effective energy-saving tips.
1. Change Bulbs to LEDs
One of ways you can start saving energy is by changing all your light bulbs from incandescent bulbs to LEDs. LED bulbs can last up to 25 times longer and use up to 75 % less energy. These bulbs are incredibly versatile and are also safe to use since they don’t radiate heat.
2. Change Your Filter
By changing your HVAC unit’s air filter consistently, you can reduce energy consumption between 5 and 15 %. It is ideal to change your air filter once every three months. Replacing your dirty filter with a new one will not only save you money and energy – but it is good for your unit. It prevents issues such as frozen evaporator coils, unhealthy indoor air quality and inconsistent air flow. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, there is not time like the new year!
3. Seal Up Your Home
If you have any gaps in your insulation or any cracks around your ducts, windows or exterior doors, it’s time to tackle them in 2020. To prevent gaps in your windows and doors, use weatherstripping and caulking. To prevent duct leaks, have your ductwork inspected by professional HVAC technicians. In addition, have your home’s insulation inspected (especially your attic) to ensure you have enough insulation. Air leaks can force your unit to work overtime, ultimately wasting energy.
4. Use Fans in Warmer Months
This energy-saving tip is specific to warmer months. To save up on your HVAC unit’s energy use, increase the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees and use your fans. While fans don’t exactly cool rooms, they create a wind-chill effect, keeping you or any of the occupants in the room cool and comfortable. Plus, making this change in your thermostat can save energy.
5. Consider Outdoor Solar Lights
If you use outdoor lights, consider going solar with them. Solar pathway lights are very common and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They require no wires or cables and are very easy to install. Going solar is also an excellent way to save money on your utility bill.
Save Energy in 2020 with Roman Electric!
We hope this list of new year energy-saving tips has been helpful. If you want to learn more about how you can reduce your energy consumption and save up a little on your utility bill, get in touch with the pros at Roman Electric. Call us today at 414-369-3798 or schedule a service with us on our website!
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