Save Energy and Money
Heating and cooling takes a lot of energy, up to half the energy used in your home. So, any steps that you take
to reduce heating and cooling can pay big dividends for both your budget and the environment.
Fortunately, there are many ways that most families can save energy on heating and cooling. Many of these measures
require more attention to maintenance or installation of more energy-efficient equipment rather than reducing
If you are interested in finding out more about installing more energy-efficient heating or cooling equipment,
please do not hesitate to call.
- Turn heating and cooling down at night or whenever you leave home. A programmable thermostat will make
- Add area heaters to warm only rooms that you are using. The rest of the home can be kept at more economical temperatures.
- Create zones in your heating and air system. Zones allow individual thermostats to control separate parts of the home so that heating and cooling are supplied only where needed.
- During the summer, open windows at night and early in the morning to fill the house with cool air. Close windows and blinds as the day warms up. This also improves air ventilation in the home.
- Look into increasing home insulation. Insulation is often a very cost-effective energy saver.
- Seal air ducts so that air that has been heated or cooled is not lost.
- Schedule maintenance of your heating and air system in the spring and fall to optimize its energy efficiency.
- If you have an older, less energy-efficient furnace or air conditioner, install an Energy-Star system, one rated as more energy-efficient.
- Look into a Heat Pump. In some situations, Heat Pumps work more efficiently at heating and cooling than conventional air conditioning and furnaces.
- Install ceiling fans. Save on your air conditioning bill with supplemental, energy-efficient cooling. Save on heating bills by improving circulation of warm air.
- Improve Attic Ventilation with fans. Save on your air conditioning bill by venting hot air from the attic.
- Install a Whole House Humidifier. In dry areas, reduce heating bills during the winter by adding moisture to cold, dry air so as to increase warmth.