Use celling fan more instead of HVAC system.
Install Energy Saving Ceiling Fan in your room. Use celling fan more instead of HVAC system.
In the summer, use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. Remember to adjust your thermostat when using your ceiling fan. Turn it off when you are not in room. Did you know Most ceiling fans uses only about as much power as a 100 watt light bulb. Turning off the air conditioning, opening a few windows and turning on an efficient ceiling fan can save up to 40% in air conditioning cost.
Use portable heater and fan
Portable heater provides effective, consistent heating with less energy consumption. They come with multiple settings, power levels and adjustable thermostat that can help you further customize your heater’s power output. Some heaters are auto adjustable as per the room temperature and comes with auto shut off features that saves lot of energy and money.
There are different types of portable heaters available in market, which one you buy is just depends on your budget and need.
Reduce Air leakage through your windows and doors
Many times air leak through the window and door holes. Look for dirty spots in your insulation, which often indicate holes where air leaks into and out of your house. Use foam sealant around larger gaps around windows, baseboards, and other places where warm or cool air may be leaking out. You can use various sealants available in market to block those holes around window, baseboards and other places.
Keep changing HVAC system filter at regular interval
It is very important to keep Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system filter. By doing that you will get good output from your HVAC system at less energy consumption. It is one of the easiest and often neglected ways to keep your energy bill down. Make sure you replace HVAC filter at regular intervals. In fact in any system where filter plays an important role, it has to be change at regular interval. If you want your air condition and heater to work efficiently and lower down your monthly bill keep maintain them.
Install programmable thermostat that does automatic tuning
What is Programmable thermostat?
Programmable thermostat is a thermostat that let us adjust desired temperature for room. It automatically controls HVAC System and save lot of energy. If you don’t have programmable thermostat you can easily install them. If you are planning to buy portable room heaters, buy those with programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats make the best economic sense for every home. When shopping for your new thermostat, check the thermostat package to ensure it is compatible with your home's system.
Use ENERGY STAR windows that work smartly in all season
Energy star qualified window are
Replace your doors and windows with energy star qualified doors and windows; you may also qualify for tax credit under the law. Under this law, homeowners may claim a tax credit for the purchase of energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights.
Energy star window gives you more sun light and heat in winter, while protect you from the same during summer. In summer it keeps your room cool. You can save lot of energy and money by using energy star qualified windows and doors.