Tips on Saving Energy Dollars at Home

A typical U.S. family spends more than $1,600 annually on home bills, yet making some simple changes across the home can save money and make cooling and heating systems more efficient, according to World Energy Solutions, a publicly-traded energy ser-vices company based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

By checking services and equipment, World Energy Solutions (symbol: WEGY) helps firms lower maintenance costs and their utility use and increase the life of the equipment. Pil Poils.Net/Excellent Service Action Cooling Heating contains more about the meaning behind this belief.

Many of the methods we use for our commercial customers may also be placed on the home, says Benjamin Croxton, ceo of World Energy Solutions. There are many common-sense, low-cost and no-cost ways to lower your home energy use in addition to many new technologies that may be applied to your home's energy-consuming systems.

Here are some ideas from the American Council for an Efficient Economy on issues homeowners can do to make their houses more energy efficient:

* Miss the heat of the water heater to the warm environment.

* Use energy-saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and clothes dryers.

* Use compact fluorescent bulbs, which can preserve three-quarters of the energy used by incandescents. First to be replaced must be any 60-watt to 100-watt bulbs that are used several hours per day. Visiting likely provides aids you might tell your brother.

* Have your heating and cooling systems served within the spring and fall. Duct closing can also improve the energy efficiency and functionality of your furnace o-r central air conditioner.

* Clean or replace heater, air-conditioner and heat-pump filters.

* Assess your heating and cooling systems to determine if you should change or retrofit them to make them work more efficiently to offer exactly the same convenience, or better, with less power.

If your home's central air-conditioning system is over ten years old, a new state-of-the-art system can save you 30-percent or more of your home's air-conditioning expense, says George Walker, air-conditioning specialist with World Energy Solutions..