Home Temperature Tips
Stay comfortable with these energy-saving tips.
- Open the curtains and blinds. You can use sunlight to naturally warm up your home on cool days.
- Install Programmable Thermostats. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its typical setting. A smart thermostat takes that a step further by allowing you to set your temperature from your smart phone or tablet. Some even learn your habits and adjust accordingly – saving you even more.
- Use your bathroom fan. Feeling too humid? Your bathroom fan can help remove humidly from your house and keep you comfortable.
- Use this time to switch to a heat pump. Spring is the perfect time to assess how well your heating system performed over the winter. If you’re looking for an upgrade, consider purchasing a heat pump. You’ll get heating and cooling in one compact unit, and your home will be comfortable year-round.
- Lay down a rug. Adding a rug to your space not only adds a nice design to your home, but also adds a layer of insulation to your floors, keeping you warm during the winter months.
- Understand Heat Pump Energy Use. Heat pumps can be an efficient and effective way to heat and cool your home. However, it's important to understand that every use case is different. We're here to help you understand how a heat pump will impact your energy usage. Learn more here
Home Lighting Tips
Keep your home bright and your costs down with these easy lighting tips and tricks.
- Remember to turn lights off before leaving a room. If you own voice-controlled assistants like Alexa or Google, use them to turn lights on and off with ease.
- Put lamps in the corners of rooms so that light reflects off two walls. This way, you won't have to use as many light sources.
- Whenever possible, use ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulbs. Traditional incandescent bulbs release 90% of the energy they use as heat. LED's are much more efficient, emit very little heat and last 10-25 times longer.
- LED Holiday Lights use 90% less electricity than regular lights. Upgrade your lights to save money and energy.
- Switching your outdoor porch or post lamp to an LED bulb, especially one with a motion sensor, can help save energy and cut down on costs.
Visit our lighting page for more information and pricing on energy-efficient lighting.