Conserving Energy: Easy and Efficient Ways To Do So

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With energy bills being so high lately, looking for ways to conserve energy and in turn, lower your energy bill. Easy things to consider when lowering your energy bill are obvious ways such as:

  • Consider taking short showers instead of long ones.
  • Reduce your time in the shower
  • Don’t let the water run… (You can save on your water bill, too).
  • For most laundry loads, use cold water.

 

Other ways to save include switching your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction in the summer and clockwise during the winter months but on a low speed. Change your air filter at least once a month which will also help your air conditioner run at its peak. Switch your thermostat to auto in order to save money and energy. Block the sun from entering your home! Insulate your walls and your attic to further conserve on energy and money in the long-term. Use ceiling fans but turn them off when you leave Continue reading

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Should you turn your water heater off or leave it on to save money?

Water heater installation Romark A/C and Plumbing

Water heater installation Romark A/C and Plumbing

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Turning off the lights when you aren’t in the room is usually a no-brainer for most people because most people were raised being told that their parent’s didn’t own the electric company. Naturally, the question of whether to turn off the water heater to save additional money on the energy bill comes up. Does it make the same difference as turning off the lights or is the difference it makes miniscule? Overall, studies show that turning off the water heater saves you a few bucks each month because as most water heaters are tank-style, about ten percent of the heat escapes while the water is waiting for you to use it. Therefore, by turning off your water heater you can save ten percent on your energy bill. That’s about two dollars in savings every month on heat loss for heating your water. If your water heater has an on/off disconnect switch , it’s recommended that you Continue reading

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Myth or not? Ceiling fans reduce air conditioning costs

Myth or not? Ceiling fans reduce air conditioning costs

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This in fact is not a myth because ceiling fans can help you reduce your cooling costs as they allow you to turn your air conditioner’s thermostat up and still feel content in your own home.  The breeze increases the evaporation of moisture from your skin making you feel serener than you would without it. Conversely, there’s a small drawback. Ceiling fans cool people down, but they don’t lower the temperature in the room. Be careful to not throw money away by leaving the ceiling fans on when no one is around. This can also be dangerous in the rare case that the ceiling fan ends up falling from the ceiling or they can start a fire. By the way, the same advice applies to portable fans, like standing floor fans. Turn off a fan when you leave that particular room because depending on the speed of the fan, you can save about three to seven dollars.

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