There are innumerable ways to make home environment friendly and reduce power consumption. This post talks about steps that you can start with. You will be surprised to see how much energy will you save. Here are some steps on how to do that. The easiest thing is to monitor thermostats. In the winter, it is crucial to heat the home only when you are at home. For instance, if you are not at your home or on work, keep thermostat to minimal. By reducing temperature of thermostat, you can bring down the heating bill and energy consumption. When you and your family is in a deep slumber, make sure to turn down the thermostat. If your thermostat is not on a timer, then you need to do so.
It will keep the house cool when there is no one in the home. The degree of heat less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the months of winter will save approx 355% energy bill. Half of home energy is consumed from heating and cooling. It is important to clean your furnace filter at least once in a month. If your furnace is of old model, and you plan to spend some in the present home for sometime, you may need to buy a new furnace. The newer models tend to be 25% energy efficient. Other ways to keep your home warm during the months of winter is to follow below-mentioned steps. It is important to check the windows and doors and make your attic walls is insulated in a proper fashion. Regular maintenance checks for furnace helps in optimal performance.
Try to keep cool as far as possible
During the months of summer, it is necessary to set the thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and energy, hence the use should be kept to minimal. Using standing fans, ceiling fans and window fans are much better way to save energy. During the say time, you can keep the temperature cool by using curtains and shades. Whether you are seeking for a new home or you’ve been searching for a while, consider adding trees outside of your house. It provides shield against sun rays. If you need to use air conditioner, then it is better to replace energy efficient air conditioner rather than conventional. If you have centrally air conditioner, try to turn it off when not in use also set thermostat timer.
Water is a valuable resource
We have heard it many times that water is a valuable resource, so it is necessary to turn it off when not in use. For each time you brush your teeth, make sure water tap is turned off ans through this way you can save 4.5 gallons of water. In a similar vein, by sabotaging your morning shower, you can save water. Changing shower head can help you to save 15-25 gallons of water. It is better to install low flush toilers or add aerators to all faucets. In the kitchen, try to add a water filtration system.
Originally posted 2013-08-07 12:49:15.