The professionals at Designer Door & Window are proud to introduce and install energy efficient replacement doors and windows in your beautiful home. They also want to make you aware of several steps that you can take to proactively save even more on your energy usage and costs.
Raise the thermostat to (at least) 78
One of the leading energy-saving tips in Texas is to raise your thermostat’s temperature to at least 78 degrees. This will go a long way toward conserving energy and reducing your electric bill significantly. In addition, if you are away from home for more than eight hours, raise it a little higher to achieve approximately one percent of savings for each degree of an increase.
Help your AC remain AOK
Be sure to shut your window shades to limit intrusive heat whenever the air conditioner is operating. And, be extremely diligent about cleaning and replacing your AC and furnace filters each and every month to help your system run more efficiently.
Consider Adding Insulation
Adding insulation to your attic, an insulation blanket to the water heater, and/or insulation to your pipes will help prevent a loss of energy. Taking one or more of these steps will also save you money on your energy costs.
Use ceiling fans
Truth be told, this is a very effective energy-saving tip in an ultra hot climate. Ceiling fans can cool your body and will make the room seem 10 degrees cooler, and could result in a 25% (or more) energy bill savings. In addition, most fans feature a switch to change direction and ensure that the air circulating downward in a counter-clockwise direction during the summer.
Power off when not in use
In the event that you are not using certain power such as lights, or appliances like televisions and radios, unplug it. This will certainly make a positive dent in your electricity bills.
Please look for more helpful information in another hot weather energy-saving blog from the professionals at Designer Door & Window in early-September.
You are cordially invited to visit the Designer Door & Window showroom at the northwest corner of Parker and Custer Roads (2109 W. Parker Road, Suite 202-A) in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas. The company’s trade professionals will help you realize your artistic vision, and provide a large selection of styles to help achieve the unique look that you desire. We also welcome your ideas and concepts.
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