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Energy-Saving Tips for a Cozy and Cost-Efficient Fall Season

Sabrina Lopez
October 17, 2022
2 min read

[Originally published on October 17, 2022 | Updated on January 24, 2024 - 4 min read]

Energy-Saving Tips for a Cozy and Cost-Efficient Fall Season

Electric Bills Save Money Fall - Freepik: As Phoenix welcomes the cooler fall months, it's time to shift focus from chilling horror movies to chilling energy bills. While the fall season relieves the summer heat, it can also bring higher energy costs, especially with more people staying home. To help you save on energy as we transition from fall to winter, here are five updated tips for 2024:

  1. Upgrade Your HVAC Filters: Regularly replacing HVAC filters is essential for maintaining airflow efficiency. Clogged filters strain your system, increasing energy use. Check your filters every 1-2 months to ensure they're clean and efficient.

  2. Embrace Solar Energy: Use the sun's free natural heating. Open your blinds during sunny days to warm your home and close them in the evenings to retain heat. Reducing heater use for homes with solar panels can mean more energy credits for future use.

  3. Enhance Insulation and Seal Leaks: Ensure your home is well-insulated and drafts-free. Check for gaps or cracks around doors, windows, and the house's exterior. Sealing these leaks can save up to 10% on utility bills.

  4. Install a Smart Thermostat: A programmable thermostat can significantly reduce heating costs. Lowering the temperature by 7-10 degrees for 8 hours daily can save around 10% on heating. Smart thermostats also offer remote control and scheduling features.

  5. Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting: Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs, which use up to 90% less energy and last longer. Smart LED lights can be integrated into home automation systems for further savings.

Bonus Tip: Consider conducting a home energy audit. It assesses your home's energy use and identifies areas for improvement, ensuring long-term savings.

By implementing these tips, you can enjoy a cozy fall while keeping your energy bills in check. For more detailed energy-saving strategies, visit SaveOnEnergy's fall energy-saving guide.