Energy waste is easy to overlook, especially in winter when you’re just trying to stay warm. It is possible to save money without reducing your comfort level. Here’s where to look:
- Dirty furnace filters require your heating system to work harder. Create reminders in your email calendar to change or clean your system’s filter regularly. Disposable filters should be changed once a month. Also, clean your clothes dryer’s filter after each load.
- Check around doors and windows for drafts of cold air. Adding inexpensive foam strips and caulking seals in warm air and can reduce your heating bill.
- An old, inefficient HVAC system can waste hundreds of dollars each year. Install an energy-efficient furnace like the G71MPP Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace from Lennox to reduce your energy bill dramatically. The Precise Comfort™ technology automatically adjusts heat and airflow in increments as small as 1% to provide the ultimate in comfort control.
- Excess dust in your home could be a sign of air leaks. Sealing leaks could reduce your annual energy bill by about 10%.* (If you own a newer home that’s airtight but you still have a dust problem, consider using a high-efficiency air cleaner. Saving your personal energy is important, too!)
- Back electrical outlets and switch plates on your home’s exterior walls with rubber gaskets available from home-improvement stores.