A Resolution Worth Keeping: Reduce Energy Loss in 2020!
It’s that time of the season when everyone starts thinking about the changes they can make next year and making resolutions to follow through! This year, we think our customers should resolve to save on energy costs in their Pennsylvania homes – it’ll be easy to stick to it with Harris Comfort here to help.
What can you do to reduce energy loss in the new year? Here are a few ideas!
Replace or upgrade your home’s insulation
Over time, the insulation in the ceilings and walls of your home can shift and create gaps through which air can escape. Adding new insulation and replacing old insulation will help keep the conditioned air inside, improving your comfort and lowering energy bills.
Install and utilize a programmable, smart or Wi-Fi thermostat
Temperature controls have come a long way. Learning how to properly set up and schedule modern thermostats can help cut back on wasted energy. Bonus tip: when the house is empty or when everyone is asleep, schedule your thermostat to lower or turn off the equipment – this can save you up to 10% a year on energy costs.
Switch from incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs consume a lot of energy and, because they produce a lot of heat, burn out often and need to be replaced. LED light bulbs, however, significantly reduce the amount of energy consumed and last a minimum of three times longer than traditional bulbs.
Seal your home
Keeping your home sealed up right will allow conditioned air to stay inside so your heating equipment won’t have to work as hard keeping up with the escaping air. This also lends itself to saving on heating costs! Focus around window and door frames using caulk or weather-stripping where needed.
Keep your heating system maintained and up to date
The efficiency of your home heating equipment decreases due to normal wear and tear and age of the equipment. When you have Harris Comfort maintain your heating system with annual tune-ups, the equipment will run more efficiently and have a lower risk of breaking down. Additionally, upgrading your heating equipment to a modern, efficient model will lower heating costs.
These tips are a great place to start when it comes to cutting back on energy loss! For more tips, or assistance with the sales, installation and maintenance of new modern home heating equipment, contact us online or give us a call today!