These tips can prove beneficial for homeowners and businesses alike
• Replace any damaged caulk or weather stripping.
• Apply window films to block UV light during the summer.
• Choose light-colored curtains to prevent sunlight from
overheating the room.
• Change filters every month for optimal efficiency.
• Use programmable thermostats to avoid running HVAC
when no one is in the building.
• Clean out ductwork regularly.
• Replace incandescent light bulbs with high-efficiency LED
or CFL alternatives.
• Use timers or motion sensors to turn lights off when rooms
are not in use.
• Fluorescent tube lighting is more energy-efficient for workspaces.
• Install low-flow fixtures with automatic motion sensors.
• Check for leaks in plumbing regularly.
• Keep water heaters insulated to prevent energy loss.
• Make sure doors don’t have gaps underneath.
• Keep doors closed when heating or air conditioning is used.
• Use weather stripping along the bottom edges of doors.
• Install solar panels, which typically pay for themselves over time,
increase your property value, and reduce energy costs by thousands
of dollars per year in some regions of the country.
• If the option is available, consider selling excess energy to a power
company to make solar energy even more cost-effective.
• Unplug electronic device chargers when not in use.
• Utilize power-saving sleep mode on equipment such as
copiers and printers.
• Look for ENERGY STAR-rated appliances.
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