May's Environmental Quality is Energy
Eco says: Saving energy is saving money!
Energy conservation also contributes to clean air by reducing the amount of energy that must be generated by power plants.
Check Out Eco's Energy Tips!
- Keep light fixtures and bulbs clean and turn off lights in spaces not in use.
- Replace incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent
- Light colored roofing and exterior paint and shade trees can reduce energy used for cooling by 50%
- Sun screens, well sealed doors and double pane windows can help even more
Heating and Cooling Equipment:
- When buying new equipment look for best EER and SEER rating available
- In the Southwest, evaporative coolers are an energy efficient way to cool your home when humidity is low. For best efficiency, be sure to keep your cooler well maintained
- To maintain your heating/air conditioning system at maximum efficiency:
- Set thermostat to 78 degrees in summer and 70 degrees in winter
- Use ceiling or portable fans to circulate the air to feel cooler at higher temperatures in the summer
- Raise/lower the thermostat 5 degrees when no one is home
- Clean or replace filters every month
- Perform annual maintenance check-up
"Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men." Franklin D. Roosevelt