How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

energyHere at RighTime Home Services, we’re proud to offer our customers the latest energy efficient tips, tools and practices. Being energy efficient helps protect the earth and can help you save money over time.

For those of us in the Inland Empire where the weather can hit extreme highs and lows, adding insulation, installing double-pane windows, utilizing a programmable thermostat or simply changing out your old light bulbs are all ways to make your home one step closer to becoming energy efficient.

Read on for more information on these energy saving tips:

  • Attic Insulation: Proper insulation helps lock in air, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. According to Energy Star1, homeowners can typically save up to $200 a year by sealing and insulating their homes.
  • Install Double-paned Windows: Double-paned windows have the unique ability to lock in air, keeping your home heated in the winter. In warmer months, these windows will help minimize heat transfer, keeping your home cooler, and thereby avoiding the need to crank the AC.
  • Programmable Thermostat: Using a programmable thermostat allows you to schedule times for your AC and furnace to turn on and off. Having the ability to run your thermostat when you’re home, and shut it off when you’re away from the home, helps to save energy, ensuring that it’s only running when needed.
  • Light Bulbs: According to the Environmental Protection Agency2, changing out your standard incandescent lighting fixtures for energy efficient bulbs, such as Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) bulbs, can save your family money over time, while also saving energy.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to keep your air conditioner, heating and ventilation system running efficiently, call RighTime Home Services in the Inland Empire at (951) 643-0570 or visit us at https://www.rightimeservices.com/location/riverside/.