Fall weather is slowly, but surely, making it’s way to the Midwest. Soon you’ll be switching off your AC systems and switching on your heat. During the fall and winter months, it can be hard to conserve energy and save money, as heating and lighting our homes becomes expensive. We are here to bring you 5 ways to save energy this fall, to help you save money and become more energy efficient!
1. Seal Air Leaks
When the temperatures begin to drop and it’s time to turn on your heat, you want to make sure the precious warm air is staying in your home, not leaking out through your windows and doors. Add weather stripping to your doors and windows, and make sure they are latching and locking tightly to keep warm air in and cold air out.
2. Lower Your Thermostat
Lowering your thermostat is one of the easiest ways to conserve energy this fall. When you and the family are out of the house, turn the thermostat down to save energy. You can also open your blinds to let the sunlight naturally heat your home while you’re away!
3. Maintain Your Heating Systems
The key to a well-functioning heating systems is keeping it well-maintained. If your home uses a furnace, be sure to replace your filter once a month or as needed.
4. Lower Your Water Heating Costs
According to the Department of Energy, water heating accounts for 18 percent of energy used in your home. Reset your water heating temperature to the warm setting, around 120 degrees, to save energy!
5. Switch to LEDs
Daylight hours are waning in the fall and more lights are needed on in your house. Switch to LEDs to keep your home brightly lit while conserving energy and saving money. You can even replace your outdoor lights with LEDs, as they perform well in cold weather and are instant-on!
Call Sitler’s for Your Lighting Needs!
Sitler’s has a variety of LED lighting solutions for your home or business to help you save energy this fall. Give us a call at (319) 653-2123 or send us an email to get started today!
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