Do You Know the 6 Most Energy Efficient Solutions

Energy Efficient SolutionsWhether you’re a New Jersey homeowner looking to keep your family comfortable this winter or a small business owner looking to save on utility bills, simple energy efficient solutions have the opportunity to make a big impact.

As the chilly east coast weather rolls around and holiday countdown begins, keep these easy, energy efficient solutions in mind to ensure maximum savings all winter long.

1. Soak Up the Sun

During the day, open curtains on the south-facing side to allow for sunlight to naturally heat your home and reduce the chill at night by closing the blinds.

2. Keep Temperatures Low

By lowering temperatures by just one small degree during the day, savings can add up big time. Set it and forget it using smart thermostats with new technology to save energy. Plus, if you turn the thermostat back 10-15 degrees for eight hours at night or when you’re away from the house, you can save up to 10% a year. Just slip on some comfy socks and you won’t even notice!

Additionally, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, hot water heating makes up approximately 18% of the energy in your home, so lower the hot water temperature to the warm setting (120°F) and wat.

3. Decrease Holiday Lighting Costs

If you’re not careful, holiday lighting can make your bills skyrocket this winter. Switch over to LED holiday lights which will not only help you reduce the cost of decorating your home but also create a more efficient brightness.

4. Circulate the Air

While most people think of ceiling fans to stay cool during the summer, they are incredibly useful to circulate the air in your home, whether it’s summer or winter. Next time the heater is on, keep the ceiling fans running to move the warm air throughout the home and boost winter energy efficiency.

5. Button up Your Home

Keep the warm air in (and cold air out) by covering drafty windows with a clear plastic film taped to the inside of your windows or installing insulated drapes. Find and seal the other leaks in your home; look around exposed pipes, gaps around recessed lights, and unfinished spaces hiding behind cupboards and closets.

6. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

One of the simplest energy efficient solutions to remember this winter is to replace dirty air filters once a month. Clogged air filters not only send dirty air throughout the home or business but also can also make the heating efforts less effective. Additionally, schedule an annual furnace maintenance check to keep all parts running smoothly and help prevent potential breakdowns.

Brown’s Energy Solutions

Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing offers a variety of heating and cooling energy efficient solutions for your home or small business. From radiant heating to installing a smart Infinity Touch Control thermostat, contact our experts at 732-741-0694 to learn more about simple and effective energy-saving tips.