Energy Saving Tips

Home Improvement

Energy Saving Tips

Making simple changes can boost your home’s value & help you save on monthly costs. To make your home more energy efficient:

1. Lower the thermostat on your water heater.

2. Check for air leaking around doors.

3. Close the air vents in rooms not in use.

4. Keep heat producers far from your thermostat in summer.

5. Clean your furnace and air conditioner filters.

6. Operate large appliances during low-use periods in summer.

7. Request an energy audit**

8. Replace deficient insulation and inefficient appliances.

9. Buy fluorescent light bulbs.

10. Look into EEM Mortgages (for benefits when purchasing a home that is energy efficient or can be made efficient by incorporating energy-saving improvements; for more info, contact the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development).

 

**Want to make sure you're doing all that you can to have your home run efficiently?  Schedule an appointment with Mass Saves to come out and audit your systems.  It's a complimentary service and offers some great rebates and incentives to home owners!