Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ways to Save Energy #2

Here are some more ways to save energy:

  • Plant a tree. One well-placed tree can reduce 25% of cooling costs.

  • When planting trees, place leafy shade tree to the south and west, and evergreens to the north.

  • Use cellular shades for your home or office.

  • A ceiling fan should blow down in the winter and up in the summer.

  • Set your ceiling fan to on rather than auto.

  • Make sure your window air conditioner is proper size.

  • Vacumm registers and vents regurlary.

  • Raise the thermostat to about 78-80 degrees when you go to bed or leave the house.

  • If your home can't accomodate central air conditioning, try a whole-house attic fan.

  • During the winter, remove window air conditioning and seal the windows with caulk and weathering strips.

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