Are you looking for ways to save money on cooling your home this summer? If so, there are lots of energy-saving tactics to try, but one of the easiest is changing the blade direction on the ceiling fans throughout the house. Changing ceiling fan direction isn't difficult, and tackling this one simple chore before cooling season arrives can help you reduce your summertime energy bills and bring you other cost-saving benefits like longer equipment service life too.
With smart home technology advancing by leaps and bounds, homeowners today can enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience. There's a lot of potential for smart home savings on energy too, when your home's equipped with:
Optimum HVAC performance and efficiency doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of proper planning and design before the system’s installed, then regular professional maintenance as the years go by. Pre-existing factors in the structure such as ductwork can also influence heating and cooling costs as well as indoor comfort. Here are some things to consider to make sure you get the most out of your HVAC system:
If you're like most homeowners, you think of using an air humidifier in the winter, when the cold outdoor air holds less moisture and running the furnace dries out your indoor air. Your indoor humidity level can drop too low in the summer as well, when it's hot outside and you operate the A/C daily.
Few would argue that nothing improves their day like a good night’s sleep, and being able to save energy at the same time makes it even better. People with forced-air combustion heating systems in their homes can reap the benefits of lower heating bills and a good night’s sleep.
The federal government is offering attractive tax credits for home improvements that contribute to energy savings through the end of 2016. If you’ve considered investing in your home to increase its comfort and value, this fall could be an opportune time to make qualifying upgrades.
If you're looking to upgrade an HVAC system in your Fort Wayne area home, you might be surprised at the many rebates and incentives that are available in our part of Indiana. Most are intended to promote energy efficiency. Following are a few of the many HVAC rebates and other incentives you might be able to take advantage of:
Colder temperatures will be coming to the Fort Wayne area soon, which means it's almost time to start heating your home. Having your furnace run most of the time when it’s freezing outside helps keep you warm, but also leads to high heating bills. You can save money this winter while still heating your home by having a variable-speed furnace installed.
Improving your home's energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to beat the costs of staying warm in Fort Wayne, where winter temps dip well below freezing. Many of the steps you can take to do this are simple and budget-friendly.
Do you know which air filter MERV ratings are right for your needs? If not, or if you're not quite sure what MERV means, chances are you're using an inefficient air filter for your A/C, heat pump or furnace. Choosing a filter with the right MERV rating can help you stay more comfortable and save money despite the Fort Wayne area's challenging continental climate.
Developing good energy-saving habits can help you save a good deal of money over the course of the year. The three largest energy consumers in your home are your heating and cooling systems, and your water heater. It's easy to save money by changing the way you use this equipment, along with lowering your consumption in other areas around the home.