As summer comes to a close, the heat continues and temperatures across the country are rising. It’s important to remember being energy efficient can keep you cool all while lowering your electricity bills and preserving the earth’s precious energy resources. Follow these tips to ensure you stay cool and save money through the fall.
Thermostat Settings: If you want to remain comfortable in an affordable and energy saving sense during humid summer days then it is recommended that you set your thermostat to around 78 degrees, or higher if desired. This setting will not put as much stress on your AC unit, furthermore lowering your energy bills and keeping you and your family or roommates cool. If you are out of the house, turn up the setting to around 85 degrees.
Programmable Thermostat: As of late, programmable thermostats have proven to be extremely popular across the nation. By using a programmable thermostat, you are able to set the temperature of your home to different degrees at various points throughout the day. The Nest Thermostat that is offered by Power Home Remodeling Group has the ability to learn your thermostat’s habits. Your thermostat can now be set to change automatically or manually via a phone app.
Minimal Sun Penetration: If your home is larger or simply contains a lot of windows, chances are during peak sun hours of the day in mid-summer, your home will get quite warm rather quickly. Keep your windows covered with shades or blinds to minimize the amount of sun that comes in during the day. Lessening sun exposure will keep the temperature down and avoid working your thermostat too hard.
Proper Insulation: Insulation lines a home to create a barrier between the interior and exterior of a home. In the summer, insulation’s job is to keep the cool air in and the heat out. Conversely in the winter, insulation has the job of keeping the warm air in and the cool air out. Power Home Remodeling Group offers Solar Eclipse, a type of insulation that includes Multi-layer, a thermal reflective insulation that is installed in your attic, which is then layered with a blanket of fiberglass insulation. These two layers work together to lower your home energy bills and utilize energy more efficiently.
Turn off Extra Refrigerators: Multiple refrigerator usage within your home should try and be eliminated by all means necessary, especially if you have one located in your garage. The heat and humidity from the outdoor air in the garage will make the refrigerator work harder, and consequently use up more energy. If it’s possible, minimize yourself to a refrigerator in the kitchen.
Light Bulb Replacements: If you are still using common incandescent light bulbs in your home, it’s time to make a healthy change. By replacing your bulky, incandescent light bulbs with newer, updated fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs, your home will instantly appear brighter with lesser energy usage.
As summer ends, save money and energy with these tips! For more energy saving information, contact the professionals at Power Home Remodeling Group.
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