The effects of global warming are starting to become more apparent, and some of the most noticeable changes for people around the world are the weather extremes from season to season. Summers are getting hotter as winters are getting colder. In an attempt to adjust to these drastic changes, many homeowners are looking for ways to combat the blistering heat and extreme cold during the summer and winter months. Instead of turning up heating and air units from season to season, which hurts both wallets and the environment, homeowners should try some of these easy money-saving tricks:
Winter Energy Saving Tips
- Lower the Thermostat – As tempting as it is to raise the temperature on thermostats during the winter, this can cost homeowners more than they woul Continue reading “Tips to Keep Homes Cool in the Summer and Warm in the Winter”
With the onset of summer comes a noticeable uptick in electric bills for everyone with an air conditioning system in their home. HVAC systems actually account for 54% of your utility bill; more than any other system in your home.
However, there are several ways to cut down on AC costs as the temperature rises, and you can implement most of them without breaking the bank or melting in the heat:
Replace old AC units: Replacement costs keep many people running back to their ancient AC units year after year. However, it may be costing you more to keep that old machine in the long run. Many newer models are labeled with Energy Star ratings and are designed to be more energy efficient than their predecessors. Energy Star products use up to 50% less energy than other manufacturers.
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