If you’re looking to increase your energy savings during the fall months, there are a few things you can do around your home to become more energy efficient. At wiremasters electric, we want you to get the most out of your electrical appliances without having to break the bank, so we have provided you with a list of five fall energy saving tips to help you live comfortably in the fall as you prepare for the winter.
1. Inspect your vents
Fall is a great time to get your vent system checked by a professional. Make sure they check that all the pipes are properly connected and that there are no signs of rust or damage.
2. Check your water heater
Place the back of your hand against the outside of your water heater tank. If it feels hot or even warm, some of the energy used to heat the water is escaping. Check your manual and the labels on the tank to make sure the settings are correct. The u.s. Department of energy typically recommends that the temperature be set to 120 degrees for maximum efficiency.
3. Make sure your vents aren’t blocked
Blockages can cause your system to work harder to heat or cool your home, so make sure that your vents’ dampers are open and that they’re not being blocked by any furniture or drapes.
4. Adjust the time you run your pool pump
Since any time spent in the pool reduces dramatically during the fall, it’s the perfect time to adjust your pool pump to only run three to four hours a day.
5. Schedule an hvac system cleaning
Fall is a great time to schedule your yearly hvac maintenance and service. This will help your system work more efficiently as it transitions from cooling in the summer to heating in the winter.
Wiremasters electric has been providing residential and commercial electrical services in south florida for years. Our goal is to operate above industry standards and provide quality services to meet your needs and surpass your expectations. Contact us today to find out more information and to set up an appointment with one of our miami electricians.