Smart upgrades on traditional systems offer consumers many ways to save energy today. Investing in these systems and gadgets will make your home more energy-efficient, and reduce your energy bills.

Smart Power Strips

If you are in the market for a small change, start with a smart power strip. This gadget may be small in size, but it can offer big energy savings and noticeably lower utility bills. When you leave your electronics plugged into a standard power strip or directly into an outlet, they continue to use electricity even when they are not in use. When you plug them into a smart power strip, though, this gadget turns off power to your devices when they are not being used.

Programmable Thermostats

Some of the hottest gadgets on the market now, programmable thermostats are a great way to go green. Instead of having to constantly manipulate your manual thermostat to find ideal temperatures throughout the day, a programmable thermostat makes it possible to set the temperature in your home to automatically adjust according to preference and need. Set your air conditioner to run less while you are at work, and set it to cool off right before you are due home at the end of the day. An affordable investment and the potential for big energy savings make a programmable thermostat a must.

Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

These products do more than reduce humidity levels in your home. They can actually lower your energy bill. By reducing the humidity levels, whole-home dehumidifiers make the room temperature cooler, reducing the need to lower the temperature on the air conditioner. If your air conditioner works less, the result will be energy savings.

Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. has innovative systems to help you to save energy no matter the season. Our services and maintenance solutions also go a long way in ensuring your home is energy-efficient and that your HVAC system provides the comfort you need. Give us a call at (361) 883-9900 to learn more today or to schedule an appointment for a home energy-audit.

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