We’re all looking for ways to split costs on utilities and lighten our carbon footprint.
This is because both of us are not aware of the greatest energy guzzlers in our homes and businesss (for a comprehensive list, consult your utilities provider).
Items that use the most energy in our homes include: heaters, air conditionings, refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers and any other sizable appliances used on a official basis (for a full list, consult your utilities provider). Though both of us need to use these items officially, there are some positive energy saving tips both of us can follow to split back on energy use and costs. First, invest in a programmable temperature control. This will ensure that your heating system and air conditioning operate only when the indoor temperature dips below a certain point in the Winter and reaches a certain high in the summer. Second, clean the ducts and vents connected to your Heating and A/C system. This will allow your Heating and A/C system to run at optimum levels, which will translate into lower energy use and costs. Third, be sure that the insulation in your home or office is up to par. Poor insulation can reduce the effectiveness of your Heating and A/C system since cool air and hot air can really escape, requiring your Heating and A/C system to run longer to maintain indoor hot and cold temperatures. Finally, on moderate days, deliver your Heating and A/C system a rest and allow mother nature to cool or hot your home. Open a window or use screen doors. These small steps can help reduce your carbon footprint and save energy bills. For a comprehensive list of energy-saving tips, consult your utilities provider.