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3 Facts about Energy Efficiency Every Homeowner Should Know

Arianne Large - Thursday, October 26, 2017

You don’t know everything you need to know about energy efficiency and your home.

Energy efficiency is a term that's thrown around when it comes to saving money, buying new appliances, and trying to be a better global citizen. The truth is harder than the hype, however, and there are some facts about energy efficiency that every homeowner should know. Here are three of them:

#1: The Little Things Lead to the Big Ones

More than $13 billion in energy vanishes through small leaks in homes across America. From leaks around windows and doors to cracks in ventilation and ductwork, that's a lot of energy loss. And did you know that high-efficiency heating and cooling systems can save upwards of $100 per year on your energy bills? Little changes can have a significant impact on how much energy you use and how much money you spend.

#2: Changing the Temperature Can Lower the Utility Bills

Raising the indoor temperature in the summer and lowering it in the winter can save between 5% and 20% on your utility bills. Adding a ceiling fan can help decrease the need for those extra degrees on the thermostat by circulating the air more effectively and making the rooms in your home feel warmer or cooler.

#3: Program It to Use Less of It

A programmable thermostat can help you save up to $150 a year on energy bills. When programmed properly, a smart thermostat can help you adjust the amount of heating and cooling you use in your home to more effectively keep it at your desired temperature when you need it, and less so when you don't. This can result in huge energy savings over time.

Don't believe the hype when it comes to your energy use. Find out the facts about energy efficiency from our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.