10 Ways to Go Green at Home:
Heating and Cooling
1. Utilize Fans
• Fans increase airflow across the skin, which
helps with the evaporation of moisture and
makes people feel cooler.
2. Hang Up Blinds or Curtains
• Summer sunshine can heat a room by 20° or
• Hang thermal blinds or curtains to block the
3. Air Conditioner Maintenance
• Clean your system and change your air filter
every 1-3 months.
• Regular AC maintenance can save you
anywhere from 5% to 30% each month in
4. Invest in an Energy-Efficient Air
• If your current model is more than 10 years
old, it may be time for a new air conditioner.
• Choose an Energy Star-rated system with SEER
(Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of 15 or
5. Adjust your thermostat.
• Set your thermostat a couple of degrees
higher in summer and lower in winter.
• Programmable thermostats allow
homeowners remote control of their
temperature setting while away.
6. Clean your Carpet-It’s Your Biggest
• Your carpeting collects dirt, debris, and dust
all year long.
• You wouldn’t leave your air filter unchanged,
so don’t leave your carpet unclean either.
7. Seal Windows and Doors
• Fix air leaks by replacing weatherstripping and
• Check for air leaks by burning incense near all
the joints and connections of window and
door frames. If the smoke flickers, you have an
8. Install Attic and Wall Insulation
• Help keep your air inside your home with attic
and wall insulation.
• Types of insulation include foam boards,
insulating concrete, loose-fill or blown-in
insulation, or a reflective system.
9. Solar Panels
• Infinite free energy
• No green house gases
• Requires no fossil fuels, so eco-systems remain
• Higher cost
10. Plant Trees to Create Shade
• Conserve energy by planting trees on the east
and west sides of your home.
• Could reduce AC costs up to 30%.
Iceberg’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
111 Telegraph Rd.
Monroe, MI 48162