Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Ways to Cut Energy Costs in Your Home

We are all looking for ways to save money.  How much do you waste each year on your energy costs?  Did you know there are things that you can do to be more energy efficient?  Some of them are things you can do, while others will require professional assistance.  Visit for even more ideas to be more energy efficient.

Warming and Cooling Your House

  • Install and properly set a programmable thermostat
  • Set your thermostat to save energy when you are asleep or away
  • Turn your air conditioner off if a ceiling fan is keeping you cool enough
  • Do not run your heat or air conditioning when the windows are open

Lights and Electronics

  • Turn off lights and fans when you’re not in the room or don’t need them
  • Turn off electronics when you’re not using them
  • Use dimmer switches to avoid lighting a room more than you need
  • Use lights with motion sensors


Change your air filters regularly

  • Have a professional tune up your HVAC system. Annual pre-season check-ups on your heating and cooling system in the spring and fall to keep your system at peak performance and prevent future problems.
  • Inspect your duct system for leaks
  • Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system
  • Check air registers for optimal performance
  • Consider replacing your HVAC system if your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, consider replacement with ENERGY STAR certified equipment, which has higher efficiency ratings than standard models.
  • Lower the temperature on your gas water heater before going on vacation.
  • Set your water heater thermostat at 120 degrees or lower
  • Insulate hot water pipes, as well as the first 5-10 feet of cold water supply to the water heater

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