Tips for Save energy
A zoning system can drastically lower your heating and cooling costs. With zoning, you no longer have to pay to heat or cool areas of your home that are rarely used.
According to the Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can reduce your heating costs by up to 35% and cooling costs by up to 25%. If your home sits empty a good part of each day, consider investing in a programmable thermostat or manually adjust the temperature each time you leave and return home.
Close curtains on south- and west-facing windows during the day.
1*Plant tall, fast growth trees on the south side of home.
2*Use white window shades, or blinds to reflect heat form home.
3* You can ensure your system operates at full capacity. An yearly checking of your cooling system may increase the life of your AC and save you money.
4*Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
5*Unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use.
6*keeping windows and doors shut and closing shades during the day.
7*Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when fully loaded. Fewer loads reduce energy and water use.
8*If you use standard filters, change them monthly. If you use an electrostatic filter, rinse it out regularly.