Regardless of the season, incorporating a few energy-saving tips into your daily routine is a smart way to keep your energy dollars from flying out the window. Here are some ways you can make minor adjustments to your lifestyle while saving a bundle on your energy bills throughout the year.
- Raise your thermostat temperature at night and when you’re away from home during the long Coastal Bend cooling season. If you have a programmable thermostat, this will only take a few minutes to set up so you don’t have to think about it every day.
- Clean or replace the air filters on your air conditioning unit and furnace.
- Use your ceiling fans to enhance both cooling and heating.
- Only wash full loads in your washing machine and always choose a cold rinse cycle. If you do decide to wash smaller loads, be sure to adjust the water level accordingly.
- Use a clothes line for drying whenever possible and avoid using the dryer.
- Conduct an inspection of your home’s exterior and use caulk, spray foam and weatherstripping to seal any air leaks around doors, windows, utility entries and exterior fittings.
- If you own a swimming pool, limit the pool pump’s operating time to no more than six hours per day.
- Always remember to turn off and unplug appliances when they’re not in use. These “energy vampires” may be costing you more than you think.
- Replace older light bulbs with energy efficient LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Lower the temperature on your water heater from 140 degrees to 120 degrees.
To pick up some more energy-saving tips and learn more effective ways to keep your energy dollars from leaking from your wallet, contact the professionals at CCAC, Inc. We have been assisting Corpus Christi area homeowners with their energy needs for more than 35 years, and we would love to make you our next satisfied client.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Energy-Saving Tips and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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