Simple Steps to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Published on March 16, 2015 Whether it’s the dead of winter or the middle of the summer, saving money never gets old. One of the easiest ways to do so is through improving your home’s energy efficiency. Taking on energy efficiency doesn’t have to be pricey. There are a variety of ways for you to make a dent in your monthly energy bills while still remaining comfortable. Considering that heating and cooling your home can easily make up around 50% or more of your monthly energy bills, it shouldn’t take too much motivation to make an effort to decrease those. So what can you do to help potentially lower your energy costs? Routine home maintenance From changing your air filter every one to three months or walking around your house with a tube of caulk to fill holes where air could be getting out, you can make a difference in what you’re paying the energy company every month. Examine the seals to all of your home’s windows and doors and make sure all that hot and cold air you’re being charged for isn’t seeping outside. Making modifications as little as one degree can impact your energy efficiency and can help lessen your monthly bill too. Another simple but effective step is swapping out light bulbs. LED bulbs may have a higher up-front cost, but when you consider that they last upwards of five years, and the savings and energy efficiency that come with that lifecycle , they are well worth the money. Utilize new technology In the past few years programmable thermostats have gotten more and more popular. There’s a reason for that – convenience and energy efficiency. Not only do thermostats like the Lennox iComfort® WiFi and Nest Learning thermostats offer access to total home comfort, they make it easy to achieve. More and more programmable thermostats are starting to offer remote access and control via smartphones and the web, so even if you’re not at home and forgot to turn down the thermostat, you’re covered. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be dull, and with the evolution of home comfort technology, it can actually be fun and exciting. Whether it’s a simple swap of an air filter or a shiny new programmable thermostat, the team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Toronto can help provide you with products and services that take your energy efficiency to a new level. If you have any questions about what else you can do to boost your energy efficiency or are curious about which programmable thermostat is right for you, give the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a shout at 905-453-6700.