If you’re like most homeowners, you probably dread opening your energy bills and wish you could lower them. You’ll be happy to know that there are some simple things you can do right now to save energy. Try these easy tips to cut energy costs in your Port Richey, Florida, home.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Professional HVAC maintenance is key to cutting your utility costs and conserving energy. The longer your HVAC system runs without servicing, the more the strain on the system and the less efficient it becomes. Don’t neglect your HVAC system. Instead, schedule regular professional maintenance. Our team of HVAC technicians can do the repairs and cleaning that are necessary to bring efficiency back to your system.
Install a Ceiling Fan
If you’re looking for a DIY project, consider installing ceiling fans in some of the busier rooms in your house. Ceiling fans circulate air, which removes staleness and regulates humidity, thus improving your indoor air quality. Ceiling fans also make a room feel cooler, so you can turn up your thermostat setting and conserve energy without sacrificing comfort.
Use Power Strips
Do you sometimes leave devices such as your cell phone, TV, or laptop plugged in all day? Leaving electronics plugged in even when you’re not using them or when they’re fully charged will use electricity, waste energy, and increase your energy bills. Plug your devices into a power strip, and turn off the strip when you don’t need power.
Change Your Light Bulbs
If you’re still using standard incandescent light bulbs, you’re probably wasting more energy than you think. Replace those bulbs with halogen incandescent bulbs, light-emitting diode bulbs (otherwise known as LEDs), or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), for greater energy savings. The newer bulbs are more efficient bulbs and will also last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.
With these four creative ways to save energy, you’re on your way to lower utility costs, greater comfort, and a healthier home. To schedule energy-saving HVAC maintenance, call our team at (727) 877-3189.
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