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What Many Winter Ways to Conserve Energy Are There?

With moderate temperatures during daylight hours, the winter season is a beautiful time of year for Yuma-area residents to conserve energy. In addition to keeping more of your money in your pocket by conserving energy, you reduce your carbon footprint and promote a cleaner natural environment. So, if you’re looking for ways to conserve energy this winter, you came to the right place!

Open Windows

When the temperature outside is pleasing to you, give your central-air system the day off and open your windows. Furthermore, use window fans to circulate fresh air in your home by simultaneously pushing air out and pulling air in via open windows. This is one of many great ways to conserve energy.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans aren’t just for hot summer days. On cooler winter days, reverse the direction of the fan blades to pull air up to the ceiling. This will help circulate heated air more evenly without creating a windchill effect, another of the many great ways to conserve energy.

Thermostat Settings

Home heating and cooling systems account for almost 50% of the average household’s energy usage. That means winter thermostat temperatures greatly impact your ability to conserve energy and save money.

Set a goal for conserving the energy used by your HVAC system during the winter. For example, if you want to reduce HVAC energy use by 10%, the U.S. Department of Energy advises that you turn back the thermostat 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day. This could be during hours you’re asleep or away from home.

Central Air Tuneup

You get your automobile tuned up to make sure it runs efficiently and to avoid repairs. Why not do the same for your central air system? During a HVAC service call, your HVAC technician runs several checks and balances to ensure your heat pump or furnace is operating at peak efficiency with clean parts that are in good working order. This helps keep your HVAC system running years longer and it ensures that any warranties you have remain valid.

For more information about ways to conserve energy through HVAC in your Yuma-area home, please contact the friendly pros at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company today!