Is your home an energy vortex? Does it suck up resources unnecessarily? Wasting energy causes harm to your wallet and the environment. Here are some painless and straightforward methods to help save energy.
Lighting is at the center of most energy vortexes. Don’t leave the lights on when they are not in use. This may seem obvious, but it is the most common energy waster. If you can’t remember to turn them off or are always in a hurry, try using your lighting sensors. Sensors will turn on the lights when you enter a room and turn them off when you leave.
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) instead of their incandescent counterparts. CFLs provide more light at a lower wattage and use 50 – 80 percent less energy. CFLs also last longer than incandescent lights, so they save money in the long run.
Use daylight as free light when you can. Some creative adjustments to your interior design can make good use of sunlight. Arrange furniture to take advantage of how colors react to light. Use bright colors to reflect light; they can help brighten up the room when used correctly.
Make sure to get maintenance done on your HVAC systems, especially at the start of a new season. You want to be sure everything works correctly and efficiently when changing from heating systems to cooling systems.
Lastly, regularly change and clean your HVAC filters. Dirty filters make your system work harder and use more energy than needed. You should change your filter at least every three months.
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