Dec 13 2016

energy wasteWhether it’s winter or summer, most Sugar Land, Texas, homeowners could easily save energy by making a few small changes. Discover simple ways to stop energy waste throughout your home and start saving money.

Turn Off Lights

If you’re in the habit of leaving lights on at all hours, make a plan to start turning them off. Switch off halogen bulbs every time you leave the room, and turn off compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs if you’re leaving for 15 minutes or more.

When it comes to light bulbs, you can make an even bigger impact on your household’s energy consumption simply by changing the bulbs. Get rid of old incandescent bulbs, which convert only 10 percent of the energy they use into light.

Program the Thermostat Correctly

Programmable and smart thermostats offer plenty of opportunities to save energy. At Conditioned Air, we remind our customers that these devices won’t make a dent in your utility bill if you don’t program them correctly.

Start by setting your family’s typical schedule, taking care to dial back the temperature by 10 degrees overnight and during the day while you’re asleep or out of the house. This will help you to lower your energy consumption, allowing you to save as much as 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling costs. Keep an eye on the thermostat’s energy report for more tips on saving energy.

Unplug Appliances

From TVs to desktop computers to kitchen gadgets, most appliances in your home remain plugged in around the clock. Rather than allowing these appliances to increase your utility bill every month, unplug them or switch off their power strips when they’re not in use.

Don’t Skip HVAC Maintenance

All HVAC systems need regular maintenance to run smoothly throughout the year. If you put it off for too long, you run the risk of reduced system efficiency and increased energy consumption. As a general rule, we recommend annual maintenance in spring for your cooling system and fall for your heating equipment.

Stop wasting energy, and schedule your next HVAC maintenance appointment today. Call the experienced team at Conditioned Air at 281-201-0356 for more information.

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