According to studies, homes and businesses in the United States waste a staggering $130 billion in energy every year. That’s a lot of expenditure and energy waste. You can help the environment and reduce energy consumption in your Jacksonville, Florida, home by following a few simple tips.

Add Weatherstripping

Even if your home is relatively new, it could still have problems with air leaks. The seams around doors, windows, light fixtures and pipes on external walls are the most common culprits. Fortunately, weatherstripping provides an easy and affordable fix that you can apply in no time.

It’s easy to determine if you have an air leak. You can see gaps around windows and doors. You’ll also be able to feel a draft. Simply adding weatherstripping wherever there are leaky seams can curb energy waste and reduce the strain on your HVAC system.

Replace Your Air Filter

To reduce the amount of energy that your HVAC system uses, there’s perhaps nothing more important than regular HVAC maintenance. A professional will handle the major maintenance tasks. However, you should make it a habit to change your air filter regularly or as soon as it is dirty. A dirty air filter impedes efficient airflow and causes the heating and cooling units to work harder and use more energy.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

You can reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system uses by choosing energy saving settings when you’re asleep or away from home. However, you might not always remember to adjust the temperature. A programmable thermostat provides an easy solution to this problem. You will be able to program your thermostat in advance, based on your schedule. These devices and their convenient features allow you to automate temperature settings for greater efficiency and reduced energy waste.

Making your Jacksonville home more efficient doesn’t require a major effort. These recommendations are easy to implement and very affordable. You’ll appreciate the improvement in savings and comfort. At Cool Connections, we can provide the services and advice that help you to reduce energy waste. Call us today at 904-685-1582 to find out about other solutions like our home insulation services.

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