Energy Tips

To help reduce your monthly energy bills and ensure your home remains comfortable all year, follow these simple energy tips:

  • Clean and replace filters monthly or as needed.
  • Turn off exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom within 20 minutes of completing your cooking or bathing.
  • Replace exhaust fans with high-efficiency, low-noise models.
  • Open shades during colder months to allow the sunlight to enter your home, then close them at night to reduce the chill from cold windows.
  • Keep window coverings closed during the warmer months to prevent solar gain.
  • For furnaces, look for high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings. The national minimum is 78% AFUE, but many ENERGY STAR® models exceed 90% AFUE
  • For air conditioners, look for a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The current minimum is 13 SEER for central air conditioners. All ENERGY STAR models are 14 SEER or above.

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