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Do you believe these energy saving myths?

Do you want to save money on your utility bills? A quick Google search will tell you hundreds of ways to save money on your energy bills. Unfortunately, they aren’t all true. Our experts here at Axberg are here to give you the real scoop.

Myth: Lowering your heat pump temperature at night lowers your heating bill.
Reality: With a programmable or conventional thermostat, lowering the temperature by more than two degrees could cost you more money.

Myth: Turning off your appliances saves energy (and money).
Reality: Most appliances (as well as TVs, tablets, phones etc.) use power even when turned off. To save energy, unplug the appliances/devices.

Myth: Turning up the thermostat will heat your home faster.
Reality: It doesn’t matter the current setting, your home warms up at the same rate. Cranking the heat up could waste energy.

Myth: Replacing your AC unit with an efficient one immediately lowers your bill.
Reality: This is only true if the unit is properly sized, installed and well-maintained (read here for DO I NEED AN AC TUNE-UP?).

Myth: Leaving your air conditioner running all day prevents you from having to “re-cool” your home later.
Reality: The second you turn your unit off; you start saving money. If your home is insulated and well-sealed, it will stay cool unless it’s excessively hot outside.

Myth: Installing ceiling fans to force the warm air down during the winter can keep your home warm.
Reality: Again, a well-insulated and sealed home with a forced-air furnace won’t see any difference with this tactic.

Myth: Lowering your heat pump temperature at night lowers your heating bill.
Reality: With a programmable or conventional thermostat, lowering the temperature by more than two degrees could cost you more money.

Hopefully, we busted a few energy saving myths for you, and you can start making small changes in your home towards energy efficiency and big savings!

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