Help your wallet and the earth a stay a little greener this year with this simple D-I-Y home (or business) energy audit. Our experts can help you identify the path to savings…
Small changes can help you save BIG on energy costs!
- Twist a knob.
Dialing down the temperature on your tank-style water heat 10 degrees Fahrenheit can save 3-5% in energy. Double the temperature drop – double the savings. Adding an insulated wrap, taking shorter showers, and running appliances (dishwashers, clothes washers) only when full offer added opportunities for savings.
- Drop anchor.
Dropping that old, outdated tank-style water heater can keep your energy expenses from sailing away with your savings. How much?
- Go high-efficiency tank-style and save 7%.
- Go tankless for up to 30% savings.
- Achieve up to 60% savings with hybrid water heater models.
- Flip a switch…
Or install occupancy sensors to douse the lights when you leave a room for effortless energy savings.
- Twist and flick.
Toss wasteful incandescents and ancient fluorescent ballasts, twisting-in greener, more efficient light bulb technology and magically achieve up to 75% savings on lighting.
- Go unplugged.
Unplug or use power strips to cut power to appliances and chargers when not in use to guard against vampire energy drain. Pay special attention to current consuming locales like entertainment centers and offices.
Recycle aged appliances, including ancient, energy-sucking refrigerators, freezers, ranges, stovetops and ovens, in favor of new, highly-efficient Energy Star rated models.
- Stuff it…
With caulk and weather stripping around windows, doors, piping, electrical and outlets, sealing out air leaks that can strain your heating and cooling equipment – and your checking account.
- See things in a new light.
Replacing old, inefficient windows with new, low emissivity, double-paned options. Inefficient windows can be responsible for up to 20% of energy loss in a home – and can save you up to 50% when upgraded.
- Look to Mother Nature.
Contact your area landscaping specialist to uncover ways you can reduce energy costs with the help of trees and shrubs for winter wind protection and summer shade.
- Don’t get stuck in a rut.
Install a programmable or smart thermostat to adjust temperature settings based on occupancy. For every degree it is adjusted (depending on the season) you can reduce your energy bill 1%.
- Get a tune-up.
As the largest consumer of energy in your home, accounting for more than 40% of energy bills, an annual spring or fall heating and cooling system service can pay you back many times over in improved performance, and safe, efficient operation.
- Kick it to the curb.
Kicking your 10+ year old HVAC system to the curb for a new, high-efficiency, higher SEER Energy Star rated model can save energy, returning hundreds of electricity dollars to your pocket annually.
Blown away by last year’s energy bills? Contact Aire Serv this National Cut Your Energy Costs Day and ring in the New Year with savings.