What Are the Best Ways to Conserve Energy This Fall?

There are many very good reasons to conserve energy — and many ways to conserve energy as well. Conserving energy means less of a negative impact on the environment. Utilizing your HVAC system and accessories to conserve energy is smart, which also helps to save money and maximize home comfort. So, if helping the environment, improving HVAC performance, and boosting home comfort interest you, keep reading for details on these (and more) great ways to conserve energy this fall.

Thermostat Temperature Settings

Considering that the HVAC system uses more than half of the total energy used in the average household, every degree on the HVAC thermostat counts. In fact, according to the Energy Savers program run by the U.S. Department of Energy, turning back/up your thermostat one degree for eight hours equates to 1% energy savings.

So, if you turn back/up your thermostat 10 degrees during hours you’re asleep or away from home, you would save about 10% on cooling and heating costs, making this one of the easiest ways to conserve energy on a regular basis.

Smart Thermostats Always Remember

If you have trouble remembering to turn back/up the thermostat (or if you just don’t want to do it), consider a modest investment in a smart thermostat to conserve energy, save money, and boost home comfort. Smart thermostats may be programmed to match your lifestyle to maximize energy efficiency and comfort. Some smart thermostats “learn” your schedule using sensors to monitor activity from room to room. Furthermore, you can control all thermostat settings through a smartphone app.

Use Your Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans help circulate and move airflow in a room. If you want to feel cooler, adjust the ceiling fans so that air is forced downward, which creates a windchill effect. When your heater is on, adjust the ceiling fans so that air is pulled up to the ceiling. Using your ceiling fans this way helps you feel more comfortable and saves energy when you turn back/up the thermostat for energy savings.

For assistance utilizing your cooling and heating systems as ways to conserve energy in your Martin County, Palm Beach County or Indian River County home, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating today!

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