Saving energy is always going to be a win-win. Not only will saving energy keep your money in your wallet but consuming less energy means less harmful emissions are released into our environment. This means you’ll be doing your part to save the earth, too. Fortunately, saving energy is relatively easy once you start making a few simple switches around your home. Here’s a list of 5 ideas to get you started.
1. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
When the time comes to purchase a new appliance, make sure to look for those with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star label. Appliances with the Energy Star label use up to 50 percent less energy and water than traditional appliances. Although they may tout a steeper price tag, it’ll be worth it in the long run when your energy bills are lower.
2. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, consider making the investment. A programmable thermostat works by adjusting your thermostat automatically to match your schedule. By using less cooling power when you’re not at home and vice versa, you can save as much as 15 percent on your energy bills.
3. Use Strategic Landscaping
Using landscaping to your advantage can save energy by reducing your home’s exposure to the sun. When you plant trees and shrubs that shade your home, you can reduce your energy bill by up to 40 percent!
Did you know that appliances that are plugged into an outlet still consume energy even if they’re not on? All of that power can add up to more than 10 percent of your energy bill! Try unplugging stills, like video game consoles, phone chargers, DVD players, and the like and see how much you save.
5. Have a Maintenance Checkup Performed on Your Air Conditioner
Even if your air conditioner seems to be working fine, it could be consuming excess energy. When air conditioning systems are routinely maintained, they can’t perform at optimal levels. Over time, dirt, dust, dander and other pollutants can build up inside of your AC, which will cause your air conditioner to have to work harder to provide the same comfort. The result? More energy consumption and increased energy bills. Fortunately, having your air conditioner regularly maintained is easy with One Hour Air Largo.
Sign Up for One Hour Air Largo’s Comfort Collect Plan and Save Energy Today
When you sign up for One Hour Air Largo’s Comfort Collection Plan, you will enjoy the ultimate in air-conditioned comfort. This exclusive maintenance program provides regular maintenance for your AC, which is the best way to increase the performance of your air conditioner while decreasing your energy consumption. Want to learn more? Read all about our convenient, energy-saving Maintenance Programs or call us today to talk with one of our friendly team members.