As we move from fall to winter and the Holiday Season is in full swing, your home energy efficiency may not be at the top of your priority list. It should be an important consideration at all times of the year, however, since you are using energy every day.
The New Year is a time to make decisions about doing things better and more efficiently going forward. It’s a perfect time to consider how well you have done at reaching your goal to go green in 2013 and to make plans for improvement. Keep in mind that going green is not only the environmentally friendly choice, but it will keep more of the green stuff in your pocket in the 2014 by lowering your overall energy costs.
Check Your Home for Energy Efficiency
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to add it to your Christmas list. It will help you save money all year round by giving you the option of being able to turn down the heat at night and when the house is unoccupied during the day. When the warmer temperatures return in the summer, you can use it to turn up the temperature during the day when your family members are at work or school and lower it shortly before they are due to arrive.
Examine your home for air leaks that can waste your energy dollars. In the summer, they can allow hot air into your home and in colder months they are responsible for drafts. Apply caulking and weather stripping to seal holes around windows and doors to keep your home warmer this winter and cooler in the summer of 2014.
If part of your New Year’s home energy efficiency resolution includes upgrading your existing air conditioner, contact Air Depot and we can help you find the right model to suit your needs.