Van Nuys, CA (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- Don Frank, Sr., from L.H. Brubaker Appliance of Lancaster, said, âappliances account for about 20 percent of a householdâs annual electricity use.â Since most of our nationâs electricity is generated from fossil fuels (such as coal and natural gas), which contribute to global warming and air and water pollution, replacing older appliances with more efficient, energy saving devices can amount to a huge home energy saving. However, these energy efficient appliances are only as efficient as the person using them.
No matter what model of energy saving devices you own, there are easy ways to make sure it is using as little electricity as possible. For example, an excellent energy saving product would your heating and cooling appliances:
â¢ Learn the difference between energy-saving convection heaters and standard baseboard heaters â¢ In colder seasons, turn down your thermostat slightly; every degree can save up to 5% in heating costs. â¢ During hot sunny weather, close curtains and blinds to keep the house cool and reduce the need for fans or air conditioning. The same applies during cold weather to reduce drafts and save on heating costs. â¢ Consider heating with wood, wood pellets or other fuel-burning options â¢ Clean or replace furnace air filters once a month. Not only will this improve efficiency, but it will also help allergy sufferers. â¢ Ensure floor registers and baseboard heaters are not blocked by furniture, carpets or drapes, limiting effectiveness. â¢ Turn off bathroom and kitchen fans when no longer required; they are pulling the heat or coolness from the house. â¢ Guest room not in use? Adjust the thermostat until needed. â¢ Plug and seal the chimney flue of a fireplace that is never used; keeps heat from going up the chimney. â¢ Installing tempered glass doors on a fireplace can also reduce heat loss and improve efficiency. â¢ Trees can help shade exterior air-conditioning units; they'll use less energy. They also provide shade cooling and protect from drafts and winds. â¢ Small portable heaters are great for short-term use, but for long-term needs, consider installing a baseboard heater which draws less energy. â¢ Choose cooling and heating appliances suited to your room size. A larger unit may be wasting energy. â¢ Reduce drafts by insulating electrical outlet and switch cover plates â¢ To save on air conditioning, raise the setting by a couple of degrees; you will not notice the change, only the energy savings.
This article was prepared by LHB Appliances and PureH2O Water Systems serving the Tri-State area from Lancaster, PA, in the sales and service of appliances and water treatment. As a family owned and operated business, the family atmosphere and warmth often extends to our customers. Water treatment was introduced to the appliance business in 1983 and since, our business has grown into your one stop shopping experience. Appliance sales and water treatment go hand-in-hand - this addition made perfect sense as the business grew. Over the past 24 years, PureH2O has become your premier partner in solving all your water needs.
At LHB Appliances & Pure H20, we not only greet you with a friendly sales person, but we will also back up any purchase with our own trained technicians. We are authorized under contract to repair your appliance if you should ever need it. We are there for you with one call. Our Service Technicians are certified in all of these categories: small appliance repair, gas appliance repair, garbage disposal repair, electric dryer repair, washer and dryer repair.
Contact: Don Frank, Sr. LH Brubaker Appliance 340 Strasburg Pike Lancaster, PA 17601 717-299-2351 Sr@LHBrubakerAppliances.com http://www.LHBrubakerAppliances.com This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC.