Climate Control Experts, provider of HVAC, plumbing and indoor air quality services in Las Vegas in the US, is offering advice to residents on how to save energy during the upcoming colder months.
- Adjust your thermostat: Readjusting your thermostat is a simple and effective way to save energy. Adjust it to the coolest level that is comfortable for you while you are at home. Of course, don’t set the thermostat more than five degrees cooler than the temperature you typically use or prefer because it will take an increased amount of heat to warm it back up.
- Seal drafty windows and doors: Cold air can enter your home through windows during the winter. Use a heavy-duty plastic sheet on a frame or tape a clear plastic film to the inside of the window frame to keep cold air from infiltrating your house.
- Let the sun heat your house: While away at work, open up blinds or curtains on south-facing windows to allow the sun to warm the room. Close them once you return home to trap the heat inside.
- Turn down temperature on water heater: Turn down the temperature on your water heater to the warm setting (120 degrees). This will both save energy and help prevent scalding.
- Install low-flow fixtures: Low-flow water appliances use less water than standard appliances. Over the course of a year, these appliances can save water by cutting flow by just 0.5 gallons per minute.
- Unplug electronics: It’s easy to forget and leave a device plugged in even when it isn’t being used. In most cases, electronics continue to use electricity even if it is not in use – creating unwanted energy waste.