Monday, March 7, 2011

Energy Savings

Here are some more ways to save energy: Heating and Cooling

  • Space heating and cooling accounts for about 45% of your utility bill and this offers the greatest opportunity to save on energy costs.

  • Adjust thermostat in small degree changes.

  • If your home is heated electrically and you live in a moderate climate like Southern California, then consider installing a heat pump to save 30 to 40 percent on heating costs.

  • Cranking up the thermostat on a heat pump system may turn on the back-up resistance heating strips and adding greatly to your electical bill.

  • Installing a progammable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature according to your schedule and will pay itself in about a year.

  • Changing your furnace filter once a month can save energy.

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