Whether that’s recycling, driving less or even purchasing a new hybrid vehicle, we’re all becoming more conscious about reducing usage and waste around us.
But most of us are still in the dark when it comes to home energy. Unfortunately, this can be one of the most expensive bills after your mortgage or rent is paid.
By reducing the energy usage in your own home you lower your impact on the environment, thus becoming greener.
When it comes to energy usage, the greener you are the more green you save.Here are a few ways you can do this:
Install Ceiling Fans A good ceiling fan can not only circulate cool air in your home but also cut your energy bill by up to 50%. A ceiling fan can make any room feel 3 degrees cooler as well. In addition to reducing your energy bill they can add style to any room in your home and make you feel significantly cooler. Make sure that any ceiling fan you choose to install is Energy Star rated so your energy reduction is as great as possible.
Install a Programmable Thermostat. As you already know a thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature in your home manually. While this may be convenient it is also very wasteful. In order to maximize your energy consumption the temperature of your home needs to be adjusted throughout the day. By installing a programmable thermostat you can control the temperature of your home during various parts of the day. This not only means less work for you but greater energy savings as the unit works to adjust temperature throughout the day and night.
Remove single-pane windows. Single-pane windows are common in older homes and waste more energy than you may actually realize. By installing double-pane windows you are reducing the time your HVAC system has to run and therefore increasing your overall energy efficiency. Double-pane windows are the best solution for keeping your cool air where you need it – inside your home. Double-pane windows also reduce energy loss by way of temperature transfer.
Try to go Solar Solar energy is that which comes from the sun, and it has been around for a very long time. Thanks to new advances in solar energy it has both increased the efficiency of solar panels and reduced to the cost for homeowners to install them.
By installing solar panels in your home you can add some substantial benefits.
There are now even HVAC-specific panels that will allow you to tie your heating and cooling system into them.This will allow you to operate your HVAC system with solar power, and also tie into the main power grid when there is not enough sunlight.
These are just a few of the many ways in which you can make your home green. We at Encore Air, LLC are always trying to help our customers save money and keep cool more efficiently. Contact us today to learn more!