Energy Conservation in Your Home

energy efficient homeMost of us make efforts to turn lights out when we leave a room and dial the heat down at night. These efforts help in reducing your energy consumption and reducing the money you spend on utilities each month.

There are steps you can take to take your conservation and savings up a level and we will highlight a few of them.

Begin with appliances that produce cold or heat because they typically use the most electricity.

* Turn down your refrigerator, check that it is well sealed around the edges, and use the energy saver switch, if there is one.

* Turn your water heater thermostat down. The average temperature of a water heater is 140 degrees but it has been found that 120 degrees are sufficient for most household needs.

* While you are at it, wrap your water heater in an insulated jacket. It will reduce the rate of heat loss thus reducing the amount of energy needed to provide you with hot water.

* Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees and your furnace to 68 degrees. Particularly in cooler climates, you can add a sweater and lower the heat to reduce costs.
You can take measures to create breaks from the elements.

* Pay attention to air leaks within the home and correct them with caulk and weather stripping.

* Insulate as well as you can, and close doors to rooms that are not in use or at risk of frozen pipes.

* Plant shade trees in areas directly impacted by the sun. You might also consider painting your house in a light shade that reflects the sun’s rays.
And, finally, you should consider recycling the electricity back to your appliances before it is wasted. This can be accomplished with the Peak Energy Saver which comes with a 90-day-money-back-guarantee. We will be happy to talk to you about it. Call us now for more information. (888) 613-7775