When it comes to using the many appliances in your home, naturally you want to do so in the most cost-effective way possible. These days, everybody is looking at how to cut down on their energy use. Cutting down though shouldn’t mean sacrificing. You should still be able to use your HVAC system as much as you need to, as well as other appliances in your home.
So there needs to be a way to find a balance. Home comfort should never be sacrificed to save energy. Instead you can do things like change your energy habits, upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, and seal air leaks around your home. The Energy Upgrade California page offers an infographic that shows 8 energy-efficient steps you can take to optimize your home for savings and comfort. We’ve highlighted these tips below:
Use a Programmable Thermostat
This will allow you to save approximately 10% a year on heating and cooling costs. With a programmable thermostat, you can run your HVAC must more efficiently and effectively.
Be Aware of Sunlight
If your thermostat is located in direct sunlight, this will negatively affect your AC system. On the other hand, you can use the sunlight to your advantage by using window treatments that allow you to benefit from the natural light while reducing heat loss and heat gain.
Use ENERGY STAR Appliances
When you use ENERGY STAR-certified products throughout your home, you can save up to $750 over the lifetime of those products.
Use Energy-Saving Lighting
Replace your lighting with energy efficient bulbs to save significant money on your energy costs each year.
Utilize a Power Strip
An electronic power strip can protect your electronic equipment and help you cut down on energy costs. Plug all devices into this power strip, and turn it off when not in use.
Lower Your Water Heater’s Temperature
By doing this and installing low-flow shower heads, you may be able to reduce your water heating bills.
Hire Professionals for Your Home Services Needs
Whether it’s to maintain your HVAC system or to get more advice on how to save energy, our team is here to help you. Contact one of our qualified technicians today.
To learn more about how you can upgrade your house to save energy in Pleasanton, CA, call Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.