31 Aug
2018

Fall Energy Saving Tips and Fall Preparation

Posted by Norman F

fall leaves, autumn colors, tree with orange and yellow leaves

Fall coming and a chill is in the air.  It is time to get prepared for colder and wetter weather. Not only can we make our  home more comfortable, we can save on our energy bill.

  1. Conduct an energy assessment or energy audit
  2. Get your heater or furnace serviced or upgraded. Replace air filters on heaters and air conditioners.
  3. Setup your programmable thermostat
  4. Check Your smoke detectors and change their batteries. Install carbon monoxide detectors if you don’t have any. They are now required in certain states.
  5. Seal air leaks, add insulation, fix leaky air ducts. Also insulate any exposed outdoor plumbing
  6. Clean your gutters and drain pipe
  7. Tune your sprinkler system or install a Smart controller
  8. Take advantage of the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency for wind, geothermal, solar, and more.
  9. Cut back any tree branches or foliage that is in danger of falling
  10. Check and fix your deck for leaks, cracks, and nails in need of repair
  11. If you live in the North and have a lawn, it may be time to fertilize your lawn

Going green makes the cold season more bearable and easier on the wallet.

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Consumer Reports has a new issue entitled Save Energy, Save Money with lots of tips to help you save energy and money at the same time. Check it out. Consumer Reports is a great resource for home improvement information. You can save money by avoiding products they pan. They are good at debunking product myths.

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US News & World report also had an article earlier this year with lots of energy saving tips.

Do you have some fall energy preparation tips?

Posted on August 31st, 2018
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One Response to “Fall Energy Saving Tips and Fall Preparation”

  1. Jim Says:

    Great tips here… as it starts to get colder.

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