How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
We’re fortunate to be living in an era dominated by technology and innovation. Smart technology, transportation efficiencies, and useful apps are everywhere, making it easier for all of us to live more efficiently. This efficiency extends to most parts of your home. Here’s a list of some of the fantastic, energy-saving ideas you can implement in your home.
Lower the Temperature on Your Thermostat
In the winter, adopting the habit of dropping the temp by just three to five degrees will reduce your monthly utility bill and use less energy. And now as we head into summer, adjusting your thermostat a bit higher (keeping your house warmer) while you’re away will also save money.
Seal All Windows
Go the extra mile by sealing the air leaks in and around the windows in your home. If your windows are drafty, consider adding weather stripping around the frames. Add a bead of silicone caulk over any cracks in your drywall or apply a sheet of shrink film to your windows. Sealing gaps and cracks is an easy and inexpensive way to lower energy costs.
Use Less Water
People in America use a vast amount of water every year, but if you cut back, you can save up to $170 annually according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). A few easy ways to cut back include only running full loads of laundry vs. half loads, and be aware of how much water you use when brushing your teeth, shaving or showering!
High-Efficiency A/C Unit
Older A/C units aren’t nearly as efficient as the units being made today. Upgrading your existing unit can be costly, but a high-efficiency unit can save you money in the long run.
You’re probably wondering how much it can save you. Well, we have an answer for you! Thanks to recent advancements, today’s air conditioners are 20-40 percent more efficient than those that are just 10 years old; that adds up every month!
If you live in the Orlando area, Rainaldi Home Services can help with all your HVAC system and air quality needs. Our professional HVAC technicians keep your system running properly through regular maintenance and can provide you with indoor air quality tips for your home. Give us a call (407) 413-9795 or schedule an appointment online.