This page uses JavaScript. Your browser either does not support JavaScript or you have it turned off. To see this page properly please use a JavaScript enabled browser.
Acknowledge

Matadors Community Credit Union may collect the following information from users of our website. To see how this information is used, click here to go to our privacy page. Information we may collect: IP address, browsing history, search history, products and services considered, geolocation data, and information about your interaction with our website, application or advertisement. If you complete an online form, we may also collect your name, e-mail address, physical address or phone number that you provide to us.

Holiday Branch Closure: MCCU will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Click here for a complete list of 2022 holiday closures. 

 Matadors Community CU Go to main content
Lock ONLINE BANKING LOGIN
Lock ONLINE BANKING LOGIN

Enroll

8 Steps To An Energy-Smart Home
8 Steps To An Energy-Smart Home6/26/2018

8 Steps to an energy-smart home. View text next to graphic.

Cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter!

#1: Go LED

If you haven’t already done so, switch to LED light bulbs only. Switching just five bulbs can save you $65 a year in energy costs. 

#2: Plant Some Trees 

If your house has lots of west-facing windows, you’re getting loads of sunlight each afternoon. And that’s forcing your AC to work harder. Plant trees and shrubs in front of these windows to lower your energy consumption. 

#3: Rethink Your Roof 

Dark-colored roofs absorb heat and work your AC unit harder. Consider adding an approved coating to your roof that will deflect heat. It’ll reduce your roof’s temperature by up to 60 degrees and trim your AC use by 20%. 

#4: Keep Your Cool 

Run large appliances, like your washing machine and dishwasher, at night. This way, they won’t warm your home in the daytime heat. 

#5: Fix Leaky Windows and Doors 

Sealing leaks can cut your energy costs by as much as 30%. Check external doors and windows for leaks. Reseal all leaking windows by weather stripping the problem areas and consider replacing your door sweep. 

#6: Get Smart! 

Install a smart thermostat. Your home will be programmed to cool off at exactly the times you need. 

#7: Pull Out The Plug 

Cut vampire energy costs by pulling the plug on unused appliances and electronics. 

#8: Go Cold 

90% of the energy used when doing laundry comes from heating the water. When possible, choose the cold setting on your washing machine to reduce your energy consumption.

MCCU can help you finance your energy-smart projects! Find our more about our Home Energy Loans!



« Return to "Matadors Money Matters Blog"
Share: Share on Facebook: 8 Steps To An Energy-Smart Home Share on Twitter: 8 Steps To An Energy-Smart Home
Comments
No comments have been posted yet.
Post Comment

(Only last initial will display on comment)

(Not displayed on Comment)




Security Code:
What's this?
Go to main navigation