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:
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.