Regularly wash or replace filters. Consider installing a timer switch on your bathroom fan, so that it runs only as long as it is required.
In the winter, let the fan push warm air toward the floor. In spring, switch the direction and draw air upward, cooling the room and ensuring constant airflow.
They'll help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
Calculate the EER by dividing the unit's cooling capacity (BTU's/hour) by its energy requirement (watts). An EER of 10 or more is very good, and 6 or 7 is fair. Remember to buy the smallest capacity unit or system that will meet your needs.
An attic ventilating system draws cool air up through the house and can provide the same level of comfort as an air conditioner at a much lower cost. Pump in cool air during summer evenings then seal your home during the day. Attic ventilation can help lower winter heating bills too.
If you have an unfinished basement or crawlspace, check for air leaks by looking for spider webs. If there's a web, there's a draft. A large amount of heat is also lost from a non-insulated basement.
Make sure to keep its track clean. A dirty track can ruin the door's seal and create gaps where heat or cold air can escape.
Gas-powered lawn mowers emit greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change, whereas electric-powered lawn mowers don't emit such gases.
As part of your spring-cleaning routine, make sure the coils are cleaned and air can circulate freely.
Your refrigerator accounts for up to 11 percent of your household's total energy use, which can have a major impact on your energy bill.
These products are more energy efficient and can help reduce your energy costs.