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HOME ENERGY CHECKLIST: What you should be doing consistently to help conserve energy in your home

Friday, July 30th, 2021 by Ann Gorman


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EVERY DAY

Turn down the temperature of your water heater.

Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket.

Make sure your furnace or hear pump received professional maintenance every year.

Consider changing your incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights or LEDs.

Turn off the lights in rooms that are not being used.

Turn off your computer monitor when it’s not being used.

Unplug electronics that aren’t in use.

During the winter, open curtains on south facing windows to allow sunlight to hear your home naturally, and close curtains at might to avoid the chill from cold windows.

Clean and replace filters in your furnace, air conditioner, and heat pump.

EVERY WEEK

Rope caulk or add film to leaky windows.

Visit the hardware store and buy low flow shower heads, faucet aerators, and a water heater blanket as necessary.

Determine if the replacements in your hearing and cooling systems should be retrofit to work more efficiently.

EVERY MONTH

Pay attention to your utility bills. Figure out what energy bill is the largest and what is the smallest.

Insulate your hot water pipes to prevent heat loss.

Insulate heating ducts in your attic and crawlspace.

Seal up the largest air leaks in your house.

EVERY YEAR

Insulate your home.

Replace ageing appliances that are no longer efficient.

Upgrade leaky windows.

Upgrade your computer and monitor.

Plant shade trees and shrubs around your house to reduce AC cost.

Schedule an energy audit with your home improvement company for professional advise on how to make your home more energy efficient.

Call our office and schedule a home energy audit so we can help you become more energy efficient and save money! 1-410-867-1202

our service area

We serve the following areas

MarylandDistrict of Columbia Our Locations:

Complete Home Solutions
5463 Southern Maryland Blvd Unit #5
Lothian, MD 20711
1-443-333-4999
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