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Iceberg's one hour 10 ways to go green at home

  1. 1. 10 Ways to Go Green at Home: Heating and Cooling
  2. 2. 1. Utilize Fans • Fans increase airflow across the skin, which helps with the evaporation of moisture and makes people feel cooler.
  3. 3. 2. Hang Up Blinds or Curtains • Summer sunshine can heat a room by 20° or more. • Hang thermal blinds or curtains to block the sun.
  4. 4. 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 energy expenses.
  5. 5. 4. Invest in an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner • 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 better.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 6. Clean your Carpet-It’s Your Biggest Air Filter • 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.
  8. 8. 7. Seal Windows and Doors • Fix air leaks by replacing weatherstripping and caulking. • 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 air leak.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 9. Solar Panels • Infinite free energy • No green house gases • Requires no fossil fuels, so eco-systems remain untouched • Higher cost
  11. 11. 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%.
  12. 12. Contact Information Iceberg’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning 111 Telegraph Rd. Monroe, MI 48162 (734) 265-0922