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How To Increase Energy Efficiency In Your Home

Posted 02-13-19 in Air Conditioning, Heating

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Georgia residents spend more than $3,000 per year, per person, on energy. Maximizing your home’s energy efficiency can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Here are a few tips to help increase energy efficiency in your home:

  • Set thermostats to an appropriate temperature for at least 8 hours a day. Approximately two percent of the heating bill will be saved for each degree the heat is turned down or the cooling is turned up
  • Replace air filters to ensure proper airflow. A dirty filter causes your system to work harder, hiking up energy usage.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature at night and when your home is vacant.
  • Consider replacing that aging HVAC unit for a new energy-efficient model.
  • Upgrade to LED lights to reduce the energy devoted to lighting by 50–75%.
  • Insulate and tightly seal your home to reduce the loss of heat and cooling.
  • Install a tankless water heater, as it provides hot water as needed instead of always being on standby.

These tips should help get you well on your way to a more energy efficient home. Refer to the U.S. Department of Energy for even more resources to help save money on energy consumption. If you’re curious about energy efficient heating and cooling for your Atlanta-area, contact the experts at Coolray Heating & Air today!

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