Want to save on your energy bills in Las Vegas? Quite obvious and commendable desire. Below you will find practical tips on how to reduce energy consumption without compromising your comfort.
Reduce energy use
These simple steps can potentially save you up to 10% on your monthly energy bill:
Change light bulbs
Use LED bulbs instead of incandescent ones. Incandescent lamps consume 3 times more energy than energy-saving ones. Yes, an energy-saving light bulb costs 10 times more than incandescent ones, but its service life is also appropriate. The power of a fluorescent lamp of 12 W corresponds to the power of an incandescent lamp of 60 W. According to the most rough estimates, the cost of such a re-equipment of the apartment pays off in a year.
Upgrade your equipment
Old lighting fixtures and household appliances “eat up” up to 50% of electricity. Upgrade your equipment and pay less for electricity.
Replace furnace and air conditioner filters
Regular preventive maintenance of your air conditioner helps extend its life. The timely replacement of filters is especially important, because the quality and purity of the air in your apartment, as well as the energy efficiency of the heating and air conditioning system.
Replace regular thermostats with programmable thermostats
Very convenient and also saves energy & money. Adjust the temperature on the thermostat itself or remotely using your smartphone, tablet or PC. The programmable smart thermostat can be placed on a table or on a wall if the thermostat is used in wireless mode. In this case, you can place it in any place convenient for you and move it when necessary.
Use ceiling fans
A ceiling fan does not actually lower the overall temperature in a room, but it can definitely make a space feel cooler. Room fans does not provide the same air quality improvements as an air conditioner. However, it may be able to keep the air moving and reduce the feeling of heat in your home. Eventually it may help your system run a bit more efficiently.
Reduce standby power consumption
Standby is an operational mode that requires a small amount of electricity to power certain components of an appliance. From your microwave to your Xbox and everything in between, there are probably dozens of appliances in your home that are quietly drawing power while on standby. Standby power - sometimes referred to as phantom load, ghost load etc - is the name given to electricity that your household gadgets and gizmos use when they’re left on standby. Turning these appliances off instead of sending them to a "sleep" or a standby mode can help you save power.
Do not leave the charger plugged in
This is convenient when charging remains in the outlet - it will not be lost and is always ready to go. But even without a connected phone, the device consumes electricity, and this is a completely useless expense.
Cleanliness is the key to savings
Clean your furnace system and check ducts for leaks. Scale in the electric kettle is a common occurrence, but it increases the consumption of electricity, as it reduces the thermal conductivity of the spiral. As a result, the water heats up more slowly, the kettle works longer. Regular cleaning is very important - If the dust bag in a vacuum cleaner is at least one third full, suction is reduced by 40%. Accordingly, the motor power and electricity consumption increase. So clean/change the bag in the vacuum cleaner regularly.
Keep refrigerator away from heat
This device should not be placed next to a heating radiator or stove - when the air temperature rises to 30 degrees, the refrigerator consumes twice as much electricity. The best place for it is near the outer wall of the kitchen. Also check the seals on your refrigerator and freezer.
Keep the outside air out and the inside air in
Caulking and weatherstripping your windows and doors is a task that serves a dual purpose of both maintenance and energy conservation. It also keeps air from passing in and out of your home around windows and doors, which greatly improves energy efficiency and comfort.
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- Annual Furnace and AC Maintenance
Dont underestimate the power of preventative AC maintenance in Las Vegas. Service your heating and air conditioning systems once a year, replacing them if necessary.
- Install floor and ceiling insulation
Properly insulating floors and ceilings is crucial to ensure optimal temperature control and as a result effective energy usage.
- Replace old and inefficient AC Units
You may save 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. If your heat pump or air conditioner is over 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient AC unit. Learn whether you need repair or replace your AC Unit when it stopped working.
- Replace old furnace
If your furnace needs frequent repairs and more than 15 years old - consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. Replace it with a 90% or greater Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rated unit for maximum efficiency.
- Test air ducts for leaks
HVACduct-work tested and properly sealed is one of the home improvements with the highest payback.
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