This will help save energy. If you have health problems impacted by humidity, consult your physician to determine the minimum-required humidity level.
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During the summer, optimal indoor moisture levels are between 30 and 40%. This will help prevent mold and indoor air quality issues.
Electric clothes dryers can be much more expensive to run than propane dryers. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and the difference is much more significant in homes with large numbers of people and laundry.
Ground water can enter basements and crawlspaces, causing damage to the foundation and floor material, and promoting mold growth. Check for signs of seepage and leakage, and take appropriate action, such as installing sump pumps, etc.
Electric dryers are more expensive to run than gas ones, but they do reduce carbon.
This is a good option if you have some flexibility about when you use electricity. With this rate, you can save money by lowering your usage during afternoons and early evenings and shift usage of appliances (e.g., washers and dishwashers) to nights and weekends.
The new system will reduce water consumption and pressure requirements. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of providing water to trees, crops, gardens and landscapes.
Multi-paned and insulated frame windows can help improve comfort and reduce energy costs. A contractor specializing in energy-efficient windows can help you select the appropriate product, which typically has a U value of 0.40 or less. Look for ENERGY STAR® models.
Because air source heat pumps move heat rather than generating it, they are often 2-3 times more efficient than electric baseboard heating systems and are much cheaper to operate than fuel-oil and propane systems. They are also more efficient than other air-conditioning systems, providing additional savings during the summer.
If you heat your home with electric baseboards, or you have a heating system that runs off of propane or fuel oil, you should consider installing an air source heat pump (ASHP). Because the ASHP moves heat rather than generating it, they are often 2-3 times more efficient than conventional electric-heating systems and also much cheaper to operate than fuel-oil and propane systems. They are also more efficient than other types of air-conditioning systems, providing additional savings during the summer.