During Dunedin winters, homeowners want to save money on energy bills without compromising comfort. There are several ways to tackle it so you’re staying comfortable without spending an arm and a leg. Here’s a breakdown of tasks that can lead you to save money and energy.
Heating and Cooling
The most expensive part of your home’s energy consumption is heating and cooling. Routine preventive maintenance by a professional on both heating and cooling equipment at least once a year will ensure smooth, efficient operation. Homeowners should check the air filter monthly and change it as soon as dirt begins accumulating to ensure proper airflow. If the heating or cooling system needs replacing, shop around for the most energy efficient system you can afford.
Seal and Insulate
Insulation is necessary to keep conditioned air inside and external temperatures out. The same goes for sealing your home. Use weatherstripping and caulk to close up leaky areas and replace drafty windows.
Shut Off Appliances
Between household appliances and electronics, you could be wasting a lot of energy and money — about 20 percent of home energy costs in fact. Get into the habit of shutting down all electronics when you are done or at least for the night. Check the settings on appliances for energy efficiency, and unplug chargers and other electronics when not in use.
Do Laundry Efficiently
Only wash full loads of laundry and adjust the water level to fit the load size. Wash in cold water as much as possible.
Save money and energy by paying a little attention to your HVAC system. To schedule annual service, or for other home comfort concerns, call the experts at United Air Conditioning.
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