One way to reduce your Pasco County, Florida, home’s energy costs is to implement energy-saving habits. Learn how the three following energy-saving habits will help you save on your next energy bill without sacrificing your indoor comfort.
Install LED Light Bulbs
While you may be inclined to save money by purchasing cheaper light bulbs, those light bulbs won’t help you save on your energy bills. Instead, consider purchasing LED light bulbs which may cost a little more up front, but according to Energy.gov, will use at least 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 25 times longer. So you’ll not only use less energy but also buy fewer light bulbs.
Use Window Coverings
Another way to reduce energy costs is by using your window coverings wisely. For example, if the sun shines into your kitchen every afternoon, consider closing the shades, blinds, or curtains to reduce heat exposure while your air conditioning is working to keep your home cool. In the winter, you may want to keep those shades, blinds, or curtains closed when it’s colder outside to keep the warm air in and reduce heat loss through your windows. Use your window coverings wisely, and you’ll spend less on heating and cooling energy costs.
Something fairly simple you can do is to reduce the clutter in your home. If the clutter in your home is blocking an air vent, your HVAC system has to work harder to push enough cooled or heated air into your home, thereby using more energy.
Regular home cleaning and professional duct cleaning will also improve airflow by reducing the dust that circulates through, and builds up in, your air ducts. Your HVAC system works more efficiently when the conditioned or heated air circulates through your home unimpeded.
Reduce energy consumption and costs by installing LED light bulbs, using your window coverings wisely, and reducing clutter to improve airflow. Keep your HVAC system working efficiently by calling Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 to schedule an HVAC maintenance visit today.
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