On April 22, we all get a chance to celebrate Earth Day. While we should appreciate our planet every day, this day in particular promotes conservation and sustainability. To celebrate Earth Day, we have come up with a few tips you can implement in your home to conserve energy. Check them out.
Switch to Efficient Appliances
Large appliances like refrigerators, dryers and HVACs are very energy-consuming. Switching to certified energy-efficient appliances can help you cut your energy bill by almost half. Regularly maintaining your appliances will go a long way in reducing your energy consumption.
Upgrade Your HVAC Unit
An old or damaged HVAC unit consumes a lot of energy. If you’re using an old unit that isn’t energy efficient, it’s time to start thinking of HVAC installation. Aside from conserving energy, other benefits of installing a new unit include the following:
- Better air quality
- Updated technology
- Enhanced safety
- A quieter system
Take a Shorter and Cooler Shower
Most of us love taking a long shower, especially in the morning or late at night when we want to relax. But did you know that you can conserve energy by taking shorter showers? Go the extra mile and make the shower a little cooler to save more energy. You will be contributing to both energy and water conservation in your home.
Turn Off the Lights When Not Using Them
Develop the habit of switching off the lights whenever you leave a room. Something as simple as this will help you save a good amount on your electricity cost. If you live with other people, encourage them to develop this behavior as well.
Switch to LED Bulbs
Speaking of lights, you need to switch to LED lights if you haven’t yet. Incandescent bulbs consume a lot of energy and need to be replaced often. Smart LED lights are more efficient and stylish, helping you save energy and making your home more appealing.
Install Energy Efficient Windows
Windows contribute to energy waste in the house by almost 25%. Replacing single-pane with double-pane windows can help prevent energy loss through your windows. Look for windows with an Energy Star label for increased efficiency.
These are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day and conserve energy. For more energy-saving tips or help in implementing greener solutions in your home, contact Knight’s Mechanical. Whether your heating, air conditioning or plumbing need maintenance, repair or replacement, we are ready to help.