energy billTaking steps to use less energy in your home will have a positive effect on your energy bills. A side benefit is that some of these measures can also improve your home’s indoor air quality. You can do many of these things for a small amount of money and save a great deal on your energy bills in the process.

Here are seven energy saving tips you can use to have a more energy-efficient home:

  1. Change the filter on your HVAC system. To work properly, your heating and cooling system needs a constant flow of air. A clogged filter blocks this flow. Changing it has the added benefit of keeping your home’s air cleaner and healthier.
  2. Replace incandescent lamps. As your old incandescent bulbs burn out, upgrade them to a more efficient option. You can choose from halogen, CFL, or LED lamps. You can save up to 80 percent on the energy use and the bulbs will last a lot longer.
  3. Set the thermostat on water heater at 120 degrees. That setting is enough to heat bathing water and keep your clothing clean.
  4. Keep the doors and windows closed when the heat is on. This simple no-cost tip can keep your energy bills lower. It also has the benefit of minimizing the amount of pollen and other outdoor allergens that enter the home.
  5. Turn off lights when not in use. If you are not immediately returning to a room, shut off the lights. The amount of energy necessary to turn the lights on and off are extremely minute in comparison to the energy wasted keeping them on.
  6. Pull the plug on electronics, cell phone chargers, and other devices when not in use. While each uses a minimal amount of energy, it can add up over the course of a month.
  7. Have your HVAC system checked annually. An efficient HVAC system uses less power.

Each step you take will lower your energy costs. For more energy saving tips, contact us here at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning. We have proudly served our neighbors in Savannah and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

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