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How to Improve Your Energy Efficiency

There are many ways we can do our part to help make the planet a little greener. In this blog we will share some simple tips that will not only help you save energy, but also help you save money at the same time.

How to Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Replace your light bulbs. Replacing your traditional incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent is a great first step to becoming more sustainable. Fluorescent bulbs use only 1/3 the energy, and last for up to five years. You can save up to $60 by switching the five most used light bulbs in your house to fluorescent bulbs.

Seal and insulate. It is essential that you have proper insulation in your home. Hidden gaps and cracks in a home can create as much airflow as an open window; Naturally this causes your heating and cooling systems to work that much harder. Sealing and insulating your home is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency.

Heat and cool portions of your home. It makes sense to only heat or cool those portions of your house you use regularly. This technique can help reduce fuel consumption, conserve energy and save money. You can start by closing the vents and air registers in the rooms you tend to use less. This will direct the heating and cooling to the portions of your home you use everyday.

Upgrade to better furnace filters. Also, try to change them regularly. The air quality and energy efficiency depend on how clean those filters are and how well they work. Have your HVAC professional come over for annual checkups, this will help ensure safety, efficiency and give you the peace of mind that your furnace will last.

If you are ready to become more energy efficient, contact Rusk Heating & Cooling today for assistance:

Greater Cincinnati: 513-771-4040
Indiana: 812-926-3939
Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414

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