Energy-Saving Tips for the Changing Seasons — Try Them in Your Massachusetts Home

Energy-saving tips are applicable any time of year, but even more so after a hot summer and high energy bills. As the leaves fall, turn over a new leaf of your own and make these changes around your Massachusetts home. 

Energy-Saving Tips for the Changing Seasons
  • Use the sun to your advantage. Keep window coverings on south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to help warm your home. Close them back up at night to help keep the heat in and to lessen the chill from cold windows.
  • Locate and seal air leaks. Inspect the perimeter of your home, inside and out, to identify areas where air may be escaping. Pay particular attention to doors, windows, electrical or plumbing penetrations, and seal with the appropriate material: caulking, weatherstripping or insulation.
  • Maintain the heating system. Schedule annual preventive maintenance each fall to save energy through increased efficiency and to ensure continuous service throughout the fall and winter. Keep up with regular air filter changes, which should take place once a month.
  • Turn down the temperature on the water heaterCrank the dial down to 120 degrees. In addition to lowering energy bills, this setting will also help prevent scalding.
  • Set the programmable thermostat. As far as energy-saving tips go, this one is the easiest: program the thermostat to 68 degrees for times you're home and awake, and several degrees lower when you're away or asleep. Avoid using the override setting, which will reduce savings.
  • Check insulation levels. Inspect attic insulation, aiming for a depth between 13 and 16 inches, or an R-value between R-38 and R-60. And don't forget to seal and insulate the attic hatch.
  • Inspect the ductwork. Leaky ducts can account for as much as 20 percent of energy costs. Inspect all visible ductwork, looking for cracks or areas of disconnect. Seal these with duct mastic or foil backed tape, avoiding duct tape which deteriorates over time.

For more energy-saving tips, give us a call at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We've been serving the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts for more than 80 years.

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