With summer temperatures still around in Bath, Pennsylvania, finding ways to save on energy can become even more important. Luckily with just a few simple tips, you can take charge of your energy use and improve the energy efficiency in your home. To save on your utility bills, consider trying some of the energy tips listed below.
Keep Your Blinds Drawn and Shades Pulled
When the afternoon temperatures are at their hottest, reduce the temperature in your home and give your air conditioner a little bit of a break by blocking out the intense rays of the sun. If you are a fan of the sunshine, open your blinds in rooms that get less direct sun, or only open the blinds early in the morning.
Make Sure Your Filter is Clean
A dirty or clogged filter can reduce the airflow in your system. This makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to maintain a comfortable temperature. The harder your system has to work, the more energy it will expend, causing your energy bill to increase.
Consider Switching to LED Bulbs
Traditional light bulbs not only draw more energy than LED bulbs, but they also give off more heat. While switching all of your bulbs to LEDs can be an investment in the beginning, you will definitely recoup your costs with the savings on your utility bills.
Invest in Regular AC Service for Improved Energy Efficiency
Having an annual HVAC tune-up can go a long way toward improving the efficiency of your home. During a tune-up, your HVAC technician will ensure that all of the components in your system are clean and working properly. They will also check for any airflow or efficiency problems and check your refrigerant levels.
Get control of the energy use in your home by following the tips listed above and improve your home’s energy efficiency. To schedule your annual HVAC service, contact us at 610-813-6555 today. One of our Sullivan Oil and Propane specialists will schedule your appointment and get your system running as efficiently as it can.
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