Looking for ways to be more eco-friendly and save money on your electric bills at the same time? Most Florida homeowners are looking for ways to cut costs and save money, but not at the sacrifice of comfort and especially during the hot summers on the Space Coast. Although you may not be able to find ways to save energy and money on everything for your home, luckily, there are some ways to save on your home comfort.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to set the temperature at different settings throughout the day. During the summer months, you can select a temperature that is higher when you’re not home, which will help save energy. We suggest setting it at 77 or 78 degrees. Then, during the winter months, do the opposite and set your thermostat at a temperature that is lower during the day when you are not home. This will help your air conditioner be more energy efficient, save you money while you are not home and keep you comfortable when you are.
Clean Clothes Dryer’s Vent Regularly
Even the cleanest of lint screens trap about 75 percent of the lint produced inside. The excess lint is cause for restricted airflow, making your dryer less energy efficient, increasing energy costs, upping risk of a fire hazard, increasing costly repairs and shortening the lifespan of the dryer. When your dryer’s exhaust vent builds up with dust and lint, the dryer is not able to push as much air out at once which slows down the drying time. Keeping your dryer’s exhaust vent clean will help to dry your clothes faster, reducing the amount of time your dryer has to run, making it more energy efficient and saving you money.
Keep Circulation With Ceiling Fans
During the hot summer months here in Melbourne, we will do just about anything to stay cool. Ceiling fans help circulate the air while they also provide that extra cool air to chill you out after coming in from the hot outdoor Florida weather. Using a ceiling fan in addition to your air conditioning system has been found to save people up to 40% on their electric bills. For optimal ceiling fan cooling, be sure that your fan blades spin in a counterclockwise direction.
Replace Your Light Bulbs
Replace any incandescent light bulbs you have in your home with CFLs. CFLs use less energy than incandescent light bulbs do, which will reduce the amount of money you spend on your electricity.
More Eco-Friendly Energy and Money Saving Tips When You Call WEATHER ENGINEERS
Air conditioning systems are most eco-friendly when they are maintained on a regular basis. The more efficiently your equipment runs the more money you will save. WEATHER ENGINEERS will complete the preventative maintenance that will keep your equipment running efficiently and save you money. Contact us today to get started.