Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? While losing weight or quitting smoking can feel extra hard, improving efficiency in your Charlotte, North Carolina, home is easy. Keep these cost-cutting New Year’s resolutions to reduce energy waste and save money on your utility bills this year:

Sweep the House Every Night

No, you don’t need to pull out the broom and dustpan. Instead, perform a full energy sweep before you head to bed at night.

Leaving lights, fans or electronics on when you’re asleep will waste a lot of energy. You can lower your bills by walking through every room and looking for things that don’t need to stay on while you’re sleeping.

Replace Your Filter

The HVAC system is responsible for up to half the energy your home consumes. When the system runs inefficiently, it’ll waste a lot of energy.

As the furnace or air conditioner operates, it pulls air through the filter, which prevents dust and other particles from moving into the system. Replacing your filter regularly will improve efficiency and prevent debris from settling in the ducts.

Change Your Laundry Habits

Washing your family’s clothes on the hot setting can waste a lot of energy. Instead, opt for the cold cycle, which doesn’t require your water heater to increase the temperature.

Your dryer also uses a lot of energy. Hang your clothes on a line or on a rack to avoid using this appliance.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

Another way to improve your home’s energy efficiency is to schedule a professional duct cleaning. As air moves through the heating and cooling system, particles will settle in the ducts. As those particles build up, the system has to work harder to push the air, which will waste energy. An air duct cleaning service improves efficiency and helps improve indoor air quality.

Do you want to reduce energy waste and lower utility bills in 2018? Schedule a duct cleaning service to improve your home’s HVAC efficiency by calling Bradham Brothers at 704-323-8038.

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