Energy efficiency is more important than ever. It’s easier than you think to work toward a healthier planet, as well as saving some money. Here are five secrets you should know.
Secret #1: Reverse the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans
Many homeowners don’t realize how important it is to change the direction of your ceiling fans when the seasons change. In the winter, you want them to rotate clockwise to help circulate warm air through the room. In the summer, you want them to rotate counterclockwise to blow air down, creating a cooling effect.
Secret #2: Check Your Insulation
If your house doesn’t have adequate insulation, your warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer could escape through the walls and roof of your home. Insulation is a key factor in ensuring energy efficiency.
Secret #3: Open Your Windows
When the weather is nice, open your windows and turn down your AC. You’ll save money on your cooling bills and bring in some fresh air at the same time.
Secret #4: Seal Your Doors and Windows
Air can leak through gaps and cracks around windows and doors. Those leaks can let your warm air out in the winter and cool air out in the summer. You’ll save money and have a more comfortable home with fewer leaks.
Secret #5: Upgrade Your Thermostat
One of the most effective ways to increase your energy efficiency is by upgrading to a smart thermostat. You’ll have more control over your heating and cooling, leading to greater control of your energy use. A few simple changes can have a big impact on your utility bills. Contact G+S Energy Services for help increasing your energy efficiency and decreasing your energy bills.