Let’s face it: energy costs have risen over recent years — and unless you are generating your own energy, chances are these costs will only continue to grow. But what can we do about it?
To put it simply, using less energy is possible by making small efforts starting in your home. Considering the United States make up only five percent of the global population, yet consumes 25% of the world’s energy, we should begin to work on how much we consume. By taking small steps every day, we can lessen our global footprint as individuals and as a community.
With Earth Day tomorrow, now is the perfect time learn why you should save energy and discover how you can start today with a few simple energy saving tips and tricks for your home.
Why Should We Save Energy?
If decreasing your impact on the environment isn’t enough of a reason for you, maybe your bank account is. Not only does saving energy keep our air, water, and earth cleaner and healthier for us to use, but using less energy can save you hundreds of dollars each year!
To top it off, according to the Alliance to Save Energy, other benefits of saving energy include a stronger economy, better national security, and improved quality of life for everyone. What’s not to love?
1. Energy Saving for Air Conditioning
For those of us living in the Sunshine State, we know just how expensive electricity bills can get, especially during the hottest months of the year. To save money on energy costs related to keeping your home cool, try the following few tricks:
– Keep window shutters and curtains closed during the day when no one is home.
– Invest in a programmable thermostat to schedule the best times of day for your air conditioner to run. This allows your AC to cool your house when you’re home, and save you money when no one is in the house.
– Use ENERGY STAR AC units, which increases the efficiency of your energy usage.
– Turn on fans when possible instead of running your AC.
– Schedule regular maintenance with your local AC expert to optimize efficiency all year long.
2. Save Energy on Home Appliances
Other major appliances also can add up to have a huge impact on your energy usage. Try these steps to limit how much energy you use for home appliances:
– Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
– Wash clothes with cold water whenever possible.
– Air dry clothes.
– Use ENERGY STAR certified appliances for your home.
– Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight.
– All liquids should be covered and all foods should be wrapped when stored in the refrigerator. Leaving them uncovered can allow moisture to be released, making the compressor work harder.
3. Does Unplugging Electronics Save Energy?
If you’re like most people, chances are you have a variety of electronics and tech gadgets you can’t seem to get enough of. Here are a few simple ways you can cut back on the energy your electronics consume each day:
– Unplug products and plugs when not in use.
– Turn off televisions, radios, or computers when not in use.
– Use natural light whenever possible.
– Swap your computer out for a laptop or tablet, since handheld devices don’t depend on near as much energy on a regular basis.
Contact Your AC Experts at Colman Air!
From energy saving products and services to years of experience making sure ACs are running efficiently, we have you covered when it comes to cutting back on energy costs. Ask our professional technicians how we can help you save money and electricity today. We’re here to help homeowners all across Cocoa, Rockledge, and Titusville areas in Florida. Call us today or schedule your appointment online!
Call Colman Heating & Air Conditioning at (321) 269-4565.