Want to save energy and reduce utility bills in your Vero Beach house? Consider these Energy Star home improvement ideas. Not only will you save money, but you’ll help the environment, too.
Energy Efficient Tips for Your Vero Beach House:
Simply replacing a few light bulbs around your Vero Beach house can save more than you may think. Modern Energy Star rated bulbs are more efficient than regular incandescent light bulbs. Experts say if people across the country just replaced bulbs in only one room, it would prevent over a trillion pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Purchase a hot water insulation kit at your local hardware store to help save money on water heating costs in your Vero Beach house.
Install an Energy Star approved programmable HVAC thermostat. It will save money by adjusting the heating and cooling temperature of your house when you aren’t home.
Double-check your HVAC system to make sure it’s energy efficient. Ductwork that may have leaks will decrease your energy efficiency and increase you electric bills!
If your refrigerator is ten years old or more, it’s time to upgrade. Because they use more energy than any other home appliance, consider an Energy Star approved refrigerator. They use roughly half the energy of an older, less-efficient refrigerator.
If your HVAC system is more than seven years old, it may be time to replace it. New, Energy Star approved systems use up to 20% less energy than older models.
Energy Star rated washing machines are more efficient than older units. Save energy costs in your Vero Beach house by washing clothes in cooler water. Not only do new model machines use 50% less water, but they can save up to 70% energy per load of clothes. That could mean as much as $100 savings each year.
Make sure you maximize your washer, dryer and dishwasher’s efforts. Remember, it costs just as much to wash or dry a small load as it does a large load, so be smart and save!
Consider new Energy Star insulation and windows to reduce heating and cooling costs. it can help make an older Vero Beach house more energy efficient and modern.
Contact your local power company utility for special incentives, financing offers or rebates being promoted for the purchase and use of Energy Star lighting products, home appliances or heating and air conditioning systems in your Vero Beach house.
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