Daily Archives: 04/13/2014

21 posts

Turn Your Refrigerator Down

Refrigerators account for about 20% of household electricity use. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature as close to 37 degrees, and your freezer temperature as close to 3 degrees as possible. Make sure that the energy-saver switch is turned on; also, check the gaskets around your fridge-freezer doors […]

Furnace Airflow

Don’t use pleated air filters! You wouldn’t drive your car towing a hundred pound block around—don’t do that to your furnace! Overly restrictive filters slow airflow through your furnace—usually well below what the furnace requires for efficient operation. Reduced airflow leads to higher energy bills and durability issues, (overheating the […]