5 Fall Energy Saving Tips
Are you looking to keep your energy costs down during the Fall? You do not need the newest high end equipment system to lower costs your energy costs. What we have provided are 5 fall energy saving tips that you can do to lower your monthly costs during Fall.
Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. When you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Keeping the damper open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney.
Use light-emitting diode — or “LED” — holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays.
Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes (“plumbing penetrations”), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets.
Have you begun treating your home for fall and winter? Have these tips helped you out? Let us know! If for any reason you would like a professional to provide these services for you, call AC Masters at 757-898-2894 and we will help you out.