Energy Efficiency Tips To Save You Money
Use Curtains & Blinds
The use of curtains, blinds, and other window coverings can work as an insulate for your home and keep heat inside of leaky windows.
Lower Your Thermostat When Away
Don’t heat an empty house! If you and your family are away for an extended period of time, set your thermostat about 10 degrees lower than usual. This could save up to 15 percent on your next bill!
Make Use of Space Heaters
Are they the prettiest decoration in your family room? No. Are they efficient and money saving? Yes! Use a space heater in the areas of your home where you spend the most time.
Bump Up the Humidity
Winter weather causes dryness to the air, skin, and hair. Increasing your home’s humidity can make it feel warmer and can retain heat for longer amounts of time.
Check your doors, outlets, doors, and attic, window frames, and chimneys for potential drafts. If you find a draft in your home, fix it ASAP!
Remove Restrictive Furniture
If you have a large couch or bed blocking a heat vent, it could be trapping heat. Rearrange your furniture so that all heat vents can push air freely.
Air Conditioning Tips
Check Your Thermostat
Cool your home at 78º or warmer with the fan switch on “auto.” For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82º when you’re not home.
Utilize Ceiling Fans
Keep your home comfortable and reduce your A/C costs by installing energy-efficient ceiling fans to circulate the air. The average cost to run a fan is only $7 a month!
Keep interior doors and vents open to help circulate the air.
Keep Your Unit Clean & Clear
Be sure to clean or change your air filter at least once a month, and always use the proper size for your unit. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.
Upgrade Your Insulation
If your home was built before 1985, you may need to upgrade your insulation to reduce cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.
Consider Buying a New AC Unit
If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit.
Keep Sunlight Out
Close your blinds, drapes, and shades during the hottest time of day.
Contact Ted’s HVAC for Your Heating & Cooling Needs
Give Ted’s HVAC a call today at (919) 404-7957 or contact us online if you need repairs, replacements, or installations on your heating and cooling systems in the Roxboro area!