Energy savings in your home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can do it one room at a time. In past blogs, we’ve covered saving energy in the kitchen, and the laundry room, now let’s take a look at saving energy in the bedroom.
Install a Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan will create a nice breeze to keep your room cool in the summer. It runs more efficiently than an AC and uses less energy. It can be used in the winter as well. You can set the direction to clockwise in the winter to pull down hot air from above.
Energy Efficient Windows
Your windows are one of the biggest sources of energy leaks. Inspect your windows to make sure they have no leaks. Caulk or seal any fixable gaps you may find. If your window is cracked, or leaky or has a failed insulation then it’s time for a replacement. Switch to energy efficient windows to keep your room better insulated.
Keep Air ducts and Filters up to date
Clogged air ducts or filters can make your HVAC system work harder and as a result, use too much energy. Clean up your air ducts and replace filters as needed to keep your HVAC system running efficiently.
Check your Light Bulbs
Check all lamps and lights and switch to LED or CFL bulbs if you haven’t already. They last much longer than incandescent bulbs and use much less energy to produce light. Don’t worry about keeping the personality of your room, many CFL and LED bulbs now come in a variety of colors, hue, and strengths.
Your bedroom is your safe haven but it shouldn’t be costing you more on your energy bill. One or all of these tips should help you keep your bedroom(s) energy efficient.
Are there other things you do to keep your room energy efficient? Share them with us in the comments below!