Your heating and cooling systems are among the most important additions in your home, but these may also be the cause of your high energy bills. Believe it or not, the amount of energy your home uses is easily dictated by how you use your home’s heating and cooling system. Sometimes, high energy bills may be caused by your system’s current condition, especially if it is not properly maintained.
Turn Off Your Heater
Try turning off the heater after doing the daily activities that require hot water. This simple practice can save a significant amount of energy over the course of a month. If you need hot water again later on in the day, turn your heater back on 30 to 45 minutes before you need hot water again. It might take some time getting used to this routine, but the savings you can gain from this will immediately be apparent on your electric bill.
Invest in Blinds
Blinds do more than just protecting your home from prying eyes. You can also use these to save lots on your energy bills. During the days that the sun is out, close your blinds to keep the heat out of your home. During the winter, open the blinds during the day to allow heat into your home and close them at night to help keep the heat in and everyone inside your home comfortable.
Regulate the Thermostat
To make regulating the temperature within your home easier, experts recommend purchasing a programmable thermostat. This allows you to establish different temperature settings within the week. Experts further recommend setting the thermostat at 75 degrees for the cooling mode, especially when the temperature outside isn’t higher than 95 degrees.
Regularly Maintain Your System
Finally, ensure that your heating and cooling system works perfectly all the time. The moment a problem pops up, consider having the system repaired or replaced should problems arise. Even though your system doesn’t have any issues, it’s best to have it maintained by heating and cooling professionals like those from FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical. They serve homeowners in Warren, MI and even around Detroit, MI to ensure that everyone can save on their energy costs.
Energy and Money Saving Tips on Cooling and Heating Your Home, Huffington Post
Heating and Cooling: Top 5 Energy Saving (and Bill Cutting) Tips, Popular Mechanics