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New Year’s Resolutions To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

December 28, 2012

We all want to improve ourselves, and this is the time of year where we form resolutions to do just that.

But if your Sarasota home could talk, what resolutions would it have?

It probably doesn’t need to lose weight or quit smoking (unless your house has an addictive personality). But it would like to be more energy efficient and increase the comfort levels for its residents. Because who doesn’t like doing nice things for people?

Here are some tips you can follow to help your home fulfill its resolutions to make it the best home can be.

Simple ways to increase energy efficiency

1) Keep your water heater running efficiently

According to, your water heater will make up about 14% of your home’s energy bill. So, you can see why you would want to make sure it’s maintained properly.

2) Upgrade to a programmable thermostat

You understand that to save money and be energy efficient it’s good to turn the thermostat down during the winter and up in the summer when you’re away from home. But what about while you sleep? You can’t change the thermostat to an energy efficient level while you’re sleeping.

However, with a programmable thermostat, you can set it to change the temperature of your home based on your schedule. Check out our post on how to program your thermostat for maximum savings.

3) Seal your air ducts

Improperly sealed ducts allow air to escape and thus your home isn’t heating or cooling as efficiently as it could. To see if you should seal your air ducts, check out our post on figuring out if your air ducts are leaking.

Simple ways to increase your comfort level at home

1) Destroy harmful air odors

Most candles, oils, and plug-ins that claim to “clean” the air by making it smell nice actually add more chemicals to the air rather than removing harmful chemicals.

If your home suffers from odors caused by smoke, pets, or chemical fumes, then check out our post on why you should remove airborne odors with a whole-house air cleaner.

2) Invest in a dehumidifier

In Sarasota, Florida, you understand how hot and humid it can get. This not only has a negative effect on your health and comfort, but on your home’s health as well. One way to counteract this is with a dehumidifier. This will reduce the amount of humidity in your home and increase your comfort.

See our post on understanding how dehumidifiers work.

3) Clean your air ducts

Air ducts play a huge role in the cleanliness of your home’s air. Dirty air ducts can lead to poor air quality and therefore worsen your health. To learn more, check out our post on why you should clean your air ducts.

Let us help your home

Good friends help you fulfill your resolutions, so let us help your home fulfill its resolutions. And, hey, you’ll save money and be more comfortable as a result, so it’s a win-win scenario.

Cool Today is dedicated to helping you save money via energy efficiency and helping you feel more comfortable in your home. Contact us today if you need help with your cooling, heating, or air quality systems.

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