100 Ways To Save Energy At Home

Posted by HTP on Sep 29, 2015 3:14:23 PM

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At HTP, we are always interested in ways we can save energy in our everyday lives. We came across this article from Progress-Energy.com on "100 ways to save energy at home." Below are their tips for saving energy on heating. 


  • Cover all bare floors. Carpeting or rugs add to comfort and heat retention, especially if there is little or no floor insulation.
  • Raise the temperature slowly to keep your bill lower. Quickly raising your heat pump's temperature activates the heat strip, which uses tons of energy.
  • Set your thermostat to 68-70 degrees during the day in the winter, and 65-68 degrees at night to keep your home comfortable and save on heating costs.
  • Close the flue in your fireplace and install glass doors to keep in the warm air.
  • Limit your use of portable heaters. They’re great for "spot" heating, but running a 1,500-watt heater 24/7 can be expensive.
  • Keep your thermostat close to the outside temperature – it’s cheaper to keep your home at 70°F when it’s 50°F outside than when it’s 30°F.
  • Don’t block air vents with drapes and furniture.
  • Get an energy-efficient heat pump and you could cut your heating costs in half.
  • Change the filters in your heating system every month for optimum efficiency.
  • Give your air compressor space to work efficiently. Never stack anything against your HVAC or drape anything over it.
  • Set your thermostat to 60 degrees if going on vacation during the winter months, but don’t turn it off.
  • Heat your home with the sun's help. Leave window shades or blinds open during the daytime. And consider using solar heat to supplement your normal heating source.
  • Lower your thermostat every time you leave the house.

View the rest of the ways to save energy here!

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