At Howard Air, we always like to pass along great home energy saving tips, so here is a quick collection of six ideas to lower your utility bills.

6 Ways to Lower Energy Usage Around the Home

If you’re looking for ways to consume less power and save more money this summer, try these suggestions:

Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: Hot Water Heater Blanket

1. Cozy Up

Wrap your hot water heater in an insulating blanket to lock in heat and savings. It is one of the least expensive ways to save continuously, since hot water is a big portion of any home energy budget.

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Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: Cold Water Washes

2. Cold Fact

If you want to know how to save energy at home, look into your clothes washer. Simply washing clothes in cold water instead of hot can save you plenty of money without sacrificing cleanliness, says Consumer Reports.

Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: Air Filters

3. Air Filters

One of the best ways to save energy at home is to regularly replace central air conditioner filters and furnace filters during their seasonal use. Clogged filters rob efficiency and cooling power from your AC.

Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: Low Flow Faucets

4. Go With the (Low) Flow

Switch out regular faucets and showerheads for low-flow models that replace some water with air, saving on hot water consumption.

Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: Energy Guide Label

5. Energy Star

The federal Energy Star points the way to energy-efficient household items ranging from televisions to furnaces, from windows to central air conditioners. Look for high ratings and low dollar figures on the yellow EnergyGuide label.

Howard Air - Lower Utility Bills Saving Tips: A/C Maintenance

6. HVAC Maintenance

Getting the most out of your existing air conditioner or heating unit is a way to make the system last longer, while driving down your electricity bill. Regular expert servicing by the friendly technicians of Howard Air will pinch plenty of pennies.

Need Professional Help?

For all of your heating and cooling needs, turn to the pros more Phoenix residents choose – Howard Air. To schedule a house call, contact us by clicking here or by calling (623) 201-5153.