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Earth Day and all year we encourage you to utilize the following home energy saving tips in order to be “greener” today and each day forward. See below for easy ways to conserve energy will help you save money each month on your energy bills. One of the most important tips to save money on your energy bills is scheduling annual air conditioning maintenance each spring to prepare for the summer heat. In fact, you can save up to 40% on your home energy bills with AC maintenance every year. We currently have one time air conditioning maintenance coupon for $59, call us at 702-388-7771 to schedule HVAC service in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin and Clark County, Nevada area. [See are updated list of even more ways to reduce energy]
Ways To Save Energy On Earth Day
Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use
Unplug all appliances and tools when not in use to save energy in your home. According to the Energy Information Institute, the average U.S. household spends about $2,000 a year on electricity, and about 10 percent of that, or $200, is spent paying for electricity you’re not even using. During the daytime you should also use the natural light to keep your home lite, try to avoid turning on lights if possible.
Don’t waste water
Taking a four minute shower instead of an eight minute shower could also save almost 10 gallons of water! If you can’t sacrifice that, replacing your water faucets with aerated ones will use less water without sacrificing pressure, and the cheap price of a low-flow shower head will repay itself in no time with the money it could save you in bills. This is especially important for a desert city like Las Vegas.
Lower the temperature of your water heater
Water heating is typically a home’s third largest energy expense. Lowering the temperature setting from 140 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit saves money and still gets the water plenty hot. If you’re going to be away for days, drop the setting even more to save more energy and money.
Use energy efficient light bulbs
Replace lightbulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. You can reduce energy use from about a third to as much as 80% with today’s increasing number of energy efficient halogen incandescents, compact fluorescents and LED lights.
Replace home air filters
Keep your air conditioning system in top shape by replacing filters to reduce inefficiency and save energy. Another cooling tips is to make sure vents are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes to ensure your home is cooled efficiently to save money and energy.
Use a ceiling fan
When using air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Just make sure to turn it off when you leave the room, fans cool people, not rooms.
Maintain your air conditioner
Have a professional HVAC technician check your AC unit and make sure it’s running smoothly and not expending excess energy. It’s best to schedule air conditioning maintenance in the spring to ensure you’re kept cool and comfortable all summer long. Living in a hot climate like Las Vegas, your cooling costs can be significant, around 70% of your electricity bill. Start saving energy today and take advantage of our current coupons for air conditioning maintenance service, new air conditioner rebates and more! In fact, newer air conditioners can help you save up to 50% on monthly energy bills, if your system is 10 years or older it would be beneficial to get a new air conditioner to save money in the long run and avoid breakdowns during the summer heat. Ask us about our current instant rebate good for up to $750 in rebates for an HVAC system 16 SEER or higher, now’s the best time to replace inefficient systems to be prepared for the Las Vegas summer.
Earth Day Energy Saving Tips For Your Home
Following these Earth Day energy saving tips for your home will help you save money and energy, the key is to remember these tips for the rest of the spring and summer. If you want to improve your home heating and cooling energy efficiency, call Gibson Air, a top rated Las Vegas HVAC company at 702-388-7771 and we will be happy to answer any questions on ways to save energy. You can also use our online contact form.