As the ball dropped on December 31st, you might have been wondering what resolution to make for the upcoming months. How about a New Year’s resolution that can actually save you money? By making an effort to become more energy efficient, not only are you helping the environment, but you can also put more money back in your pocket. Here are some things you can do to use less energy in 2016 from your air conditioning experts, Del-Air. Use a Programmable Thermostat Different settings can automatically increase or decrease the temperature to maximize savings without sacrificing comfort. For example, by turning your thermostat back ten to 15 degrees for eight hours a day, you can save five percent to 15 percent a year on energy costs. As an added bonus, many programmable thermostats can “learn” your habits and adjust the temperature in your home accordingly. Not only does this improve quality of life, preventing you from entering a cold house at the end of the day, but it also saves you money. Conduct a Home Energy Audit Also known as a home energy assessment, an audit is a type of checkup in which your home is assessed for leaks, insulation issues, and furnace and ductwork problems. By having a professional help you pinpoint where your house is losing energy, you can save five to 30 percent on your energy bill if you make the suggested upgrades. Not only can you cut your monthly bills, but you can also rest assured knowing you’re protecting the environment for generations to come. Slash Your Energy Bills With Help From Del-Air A Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on having an expert team of air conditioning technicians in place to meet your needs. And with 300 fully-stocked trucks at the ready, you won’t ever have to wait long for service. For more information on how you can save money on your energy bill, please call (855) 972-9943, orbrowse the rest of the Del-Air blogs online. Our goal is to keep your comfort level high and your utility bills down in the coming years.