9 Energy Conservation Tips Access Energy, Inc. Recommends
- Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
- Turn off and un-plug non-essential lights, computers and appliances. The electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars!
- Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers, and electric ovens during peak energy demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Close shades and blinds at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. This also applies during the day for warm climates.
- Turn off the lights in any room you are not using and consider installing timers, photo cells, or occupancy sensors to reduce the amount of time your lights are on.
- Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
- Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period of time and can cause your unit to run constantly.
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL) are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting. Use CFLs in all the portable table and floor lamps in your home. Carefully consider the size and fit of these systems when you select them. Some home fixtures may not accommodate some of the larger CFLs.
- Select energy-efficient equipment when you buy new heating and cooling equipment.
Contact Access Energy today for more energy conservation tips!