23 / Jun / 15

Home Energy Savings Myths to Avoid

Home Energy Savings Myths to Avoid

If you’re like most savvy Orlando area homeowners, you are always looking for ways to save money. One of the best ways you can do this is by reducing your monthly energy use. But even those who earnestly seek out the best energy saving advice can fall prey to common myths, many of which can actually end up increasing energy use. It’s time to bust through these myths so you can start saving more energy today.

Debunking Home Energy Saving Myths

Getting to the truth about common home energy savings myths will not only help you keep more of your hard-earned money; it will help to improve your indoor air quality and is better for the environment. Make sure you’re not fooled by the following myths:

Myth #1: Shut vents and registers to give your AC fewer rooms to condition.

Truth: ACs are typically designed to distribute air evenly throughout a home, and are carefully sized to match to the size of your home, so closing vents can waste energy and put strain on your system.

Myth #2: The lower you set the temperature to on your thermostat, the faster your home will cool down.

Truth: Most ACs cool at the same rate, no matter what the temperature is set to. And you may forget that you set it back, potentially allowing it run much longer than intended.

Myth #3: Turn off your AC when you’re not home on hot days.

Truth: Your system will have to work longer and extra hard in an effort to cool your home after it has been left to heat up all day. Rather, turn the temperature up 8-10 degrees when you’re not there.

Myth #4: Ceiling fans can be used to keep unoccupied rooms cool.

Truth: Fans make you feel cooler, but don’t actually change a room’s temperature. Turn them off when you leave the room.

For more information on these home energy savings myths, please contact us at SSI.

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