Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is a good time to remember that energy efficiency can help the planet and even your wallet. Jamel Anderson, Residential Project Manager, shares a few tips on how we can help reduce our impact on the environment and reduce energy waste.
Here are 4 energy-saving tips:
If you’re not using it turn it off.
This applies to any lighting, appliances, and electronics in your home or office. We recommend using a power strip so you can easily turn off multiple items at once.
Energy efficient lighting.
Lighting accounts for about 15% of a typical residential utility bill. This can be drastically reduced by upgrading to energy-efficient halogen incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs.
Clean or change air filters.
A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work 2-3x harder to keep you warm or cool. Changing out your filters monthly with help prevent this from happening.
Using your ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.