We have the power to control the temperature of our homes meaning we have the power to control our domestic energy consumption. Save big while saving the world!
Who doesn’t love coming home to a cool, comfortable house after a long summer day? Or coming home to a nice and toasty home after a blustering winter day?
Cooling and heating our homes unfortunately consumes a lot of energy and takes a toll on your bank account.
What the Furnace?
A majority of North American homes have furnaces that provide their heat. Furnaces run on a fuel source that is usually broken down through combustion and the energy released is then transferred throughout the home. Home heating is the biggest use of domestic energy.
Lowering your energy bill and lowering your impact on the environment does not mean you have to swelter in the summer heat or freeze in the winter, it means paying attention to your thermostat and furnace and making smarter adjustments. These small changes can make the world of a difference for both you and your carbon footprint.
Thankfully, as the years progress so does technology. Newer furnaces are increasing in efficiency and improving their emission levels thus helping us decrease our carbon footprints and keeping a little more money in our pockets.
Don’t get stuck in the past, upgrade to a newer furnace to save both money spent and carbon emissions. Energy efficiency is a newer hot topic, within the past few years manufacturers have started to prioritize energy consumption features thankfully, due to the importance of energy efficiency and cost savings. We know the importance of saving money and the world, why wait until it’s too late to make small changes that make a big difference? Earth Day is technically only one day a year but why not make every day Earth Day? Your future thanks you.
A small adjustment can have a big impact on the amount of energy consumed and money saved. Your thermostat is yet another way to conserve energy and save money. A single degree adjustment can save you 1-2% on your utility bill and have a small part in decreasing your overall carbon footprint.
By simply setting your thermostat to a slightly cooler temperature in the cooler months and a slightly warmer temperature in the warmer months you’ll see the savings start to roll in. Also, if you make sure your thermostat is set to a cooler temperature when you are not at home or when you are sleeping, again big savings both on your energy bill and for the world’s pollution.
With a locking thermostat you won’t have to try to remember to adjust it before you leave or right when you get home. The locking limits aid you in monitoring a consistent, comfortable temperature. Plus, the easier you are on your HVAC system the less it has to work to adjust to a new temperature at your home, rental home or rental property. In turn saving your spending while reducing your carbon footprint.
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