Energy-Saving Tips for Fall
Fall is an excellent time to save money on heating and cooling. With all of the school and holiday expenses, it's good to have an area of your life where you can actually SAVE money.
Take a look at these tips to see how you may save money on your energy costs…
1. Make Little Modifications To Your Way Of Living Around The House
Closing doors in unused rooms might save up to 8% on heating costs. Do not open and close outside doors repeatedly, enabling chilly air to infiltrate. You can create a warmer, draft-free house by minimizing traffic. If your home has radiators, vacuum all surfaces once a month, especially hard-to-reach locations. Arrange your furnishings to take advantage of your heating system. Vents should not be obstructed.
2. Tweak Appliance Use To Help You Save
Give your appliances a break because they got a lot of use during the summer heat. To save energy and money on your power bill, make simple changes to how you use your equipment.
Reduce the temperature of your refrigerator by a few degrees. Turn on the energy-saving mode if yours has one.
Reduce the temperature of your water heater to 120° (no higher) and wrap it in an insulating blanket.
Make sure you're doing your laundry in warm or cold water.
3. Reduce The Expense Of Your Holiday Lighting
LED lights save a lot of electricity. Decorative LED light strings, such as Halloween and Christmas tree lights, use far less electricity than incandescent bulbs. LED holiday lights not only save energy and money, but they also provide a number of other benefits. Because LEDs release extremely little heat, they are much safer than incandescent bulbs, lowering the risk of fire. They are more durable and last for a longer period of time. Without overloading a wall socket, up to 25 strings of LEDs can be linked end-to-end.
4. Don’t Forget Your Fall Tune Up!
The fall is an excellent time to have your HVAC system serviced. Our heating and cooling system has just made it through the grueling summer season and is gearing up to work hard all over again in winter. If something goes wrong with your HVAC system, a tune-up may be able to detect the issue before you're left without heat during a winter storm.
Consider obtaining an fall tune-up to ensure that your HVAC system will function properly throughout the winter. After all, why chance having to fix your home's HVAC over the Christmas season? Contact us to learn how BEAM HVAC can help you save energy this fall.