HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ENERGY THIS YEAR
The holidays are here, and people are starting to reflect on the year so far. You can make a New Year’s Resolution to reduce your energy consumption. There are many things you can cut down on. The environment will be grateful that you are doing your part. Star Energy Partners offers a few tips to help you reduce your energy consumption and improve the efficiency of your home. These are easy tasks that you can do on your own.
ITEM 1 – INSULATE WINDOWS
Wait for the weather to warm up before caulking or weather stripping around your windows. Be aware of cracks and signs of wear around your windows. Insulating them will keep your home’s temperature-controlled air inside. This will increase your energy efficiency. You may need to replace your windows if they are very bad or leaky.
ITEM 2 INSULATE DOORS
You can apply weather stripping like the windows to keep your door’s frame insulated. You can place a long strip of weather stripping to protect the crack at the bottom. Consider a more energy-efficient version if your old door is fragile.
ITEM 3: INSTALL CEILING FANS
Ceiling fans are great for cooling down in summer heat, but they also help with energy efficiency in winter. Turn them the other way in winter to push warm air down and heat your home. They will keep you cool in the summer so that you don’t need to turn the air conditioner as high.
ITEM 4: PUTS IN A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
A thermostat can be programmed if you don’t have one. This is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. It is simple to install, and you can adjust your home’s temperature according to your schedule. You can make your home cooler in winter by covering yourself with blankets. You can turn down the heat when you are away from home or work. You can limit your heating/cooling to those times you use it most and save money.
ITEM 5: FIND A CLEAN ENERGY PROVIDER
You can save energy by switching to a cleaner energy provider. Star Energy Partners will change you without any involvement from your current company. Because you will only be using clean energy, you’ll save tons. Contact Star Energy Partners for a quote on our services.