It takes a lot of energy to keep a home comfortable during the hot summer and cold winter months—in fact, about half the average household’s total monthly energy expenditures go toward heating and cooling.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways homeowners can reduce HVAC energy consumption as well as their carbon footprint, including installing high-efficiency systems and programmable thermostats, regularly maintaining their systems, and sealing their home’s “envelope,” or its exterior components.

To learn more, see the full article here: How to Improve HVAC Energy Efficiency.