Category Archives: Reduce

Infographic: Tips to Cool Your Home

It’s summer and the temperature is heating up, so we’ve got some tips to cool your home. Overall, space heating accounts for about five times more home energy usage than space cooling, but running fans and your A/C still adds up- It costs American homeowners some $11 billion a year to power their air conditioners. Remember that one of the easiest things you can to do reduce your energy usage and save on utility bills is make sure your cooling appliances are properly maintained.

3 Simple Tips to Cool Your Home

1. Check your owner’s manuals for the recommended maintenance. It could be as simple as quickly cleaning out the air filter for improved air flow. This simple action reduces your air conditioner’s energy consumption anywhere from 5-15%.

2. As mentioned in the infographic below, it’s wise to invest in a programmable thermostat as well. Your cost savings add up if you keep your appliances off when you’re not home (this includes fans!).

3. Energy Star rated air conditioners are up to 15% more efficient than standard models. If you’re shopping for any new appliance, look for their label shown in the bottom right corner of the infographic below.

tips to cool your home

8 Precycling Ideas That Help Save Money

Be a Precycling Champion Recycling is great, but it doesn’t take care of all our problems. Preventing waste before it happens is a practice known as precycling, and small actions really add up. Between 1960 and 2008, the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The… Continue Reading

Lower Your Bills with an Energy Audit

If you haven’t heard of a home energy audit, you’re missing out. An energy audit is often the first step to creating an energy efficient home. You’re probably always looking for ways to save money on your everyday expenses, but the energy efficiency of your home is often overlooked. Energy audits are performed by professionals,… Continue Reading