Energy Saving Tips For Fall

As the leaves change color and the nights becoming cooler, consider implementing some of the below simple tips to save energy this fall.

Home Temperature Tips

  • Use an advanced power strip to shut down all connected electronics at once and eliminate phantom load. Using advanced power strips can save up to 226 kWh annually, which can put about $26 back in your pocket.
  • Keep the fireplace damper closed. When the damper is open and there isn’t a fire burning, warm air can escape through the chimney. This can save between 2-8% on heating costs annually.
  • Adjust your programmable thermostat by taking it out of “cool mode”.
  • Eliminate air-leaks and drafts by weatherstripping and air sealing. This will help keep warm air from leaking into your home, and can keep allergens, dust, and pollen at bay. Visit energy.gov for tips, safety advice and more.
  • Use the locks on your windows and external doors so they seal shut and keep out drafts.
  • Set a timer on your outdoor lights. Turning off exterior lights when not in use can help you save. Timers or motion detectors automatically turn lights on and off only when you need them.
  • Run your pool pump less often. Since you’re most likely not taking many swims in the fall, it’s the perfect time to adjust your pool pump to only run 3-4 hours a day.
  • Streaming a show? Use a digital media player. Media players, such as ROKU or Apple TV, use a fraction of the energy than game consoles use.
  • Heat pumps work well in cold climates. Did you know that today’s cold climate heat pumps can be up to 400% efficient and many provide efficient heating at outdoor temperatures as low as -15 °F? Because the heat is transferred instead of generated, heat pumps provide comfortable temperatures for your home while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, we offer heat pump rebates.
  • Take advantage of savings from Eversource on energy-efficient products. Visit the NHSaves Marketplace to shop today.
  • Open your blinds in the daytime. Southern- and western-facing walls absorb the sun’s heat, so open the shades and curtains in these areas to permit natural heat into your home.
  • Unplug cell phone chargers when charging is complete.
  • Replace your furnace filter every three months to reduce the demand for energy and improve the heating process.

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