If your energy costs are high each month, you can reduce the bill by implementing five easy procedures.
Install A More Efficient Thermostat
By using a programmable thermostat, your energy costs will reduce dramatically. The device is helpful because it increases and decreases the temperature in your home at specific times. A programmable thermostat can reduce your cooling and heating costs by nearly five percent.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
All incandescent bulbs should be replaced with fluorescent bulbs because fluorescent bulbs are smaller and more energy-efficient. High-efficiency light bulbs use nearly 80 percent less energy than standard light bulbs.
Unplug All Unused Appliances
Although unplugging a hair dryer or a toaster will not help you save a lot of energy, you can save cash by unplugging other appliances. DVD players, fax machines, televisions, and stereo equipment continue to use a lot of energy while they are turned off. To save energy, plug these gadgets into a power strip. Whenever you are not using these gadgets, turn off the entire power strip.
Schedule An Energy Audit
During an energy audit, an expert will visit your home and will pinpoint different energy saving solutions. In most homes, exposed floors, leaky ductwork, and poor insulation waste energy. Typically, the cost of a home energy audit ranges between $100 to $600. However, financial assistance is usually available to most homeowners.
Sign Up For Tax Credit Programs
Most local energy companies provide rebate programs, which help homeowners lower their monthly energy bills. For example, in Florida, there is a program called the Florida Power & Light’s program. In New York, Palmco is the gas and energy provider that most locals prefer. This company offers a customer appreciation program.
Mistakes To Avoid
Always install an electric water heater near the bathrooms. If the unit is installed far away, everyone will have to wait unit the hot water arrives. In addition, the unit will waste a lot of unnecessary energy.
Although turning off the ceiling fan is a simple task, many people leave it running after they leave a room. Ceiling fans waste a lot of energy. So, if you often forget to flip the switch, install a timer so that the unit will turn off automatically.
Lowering your monthly energy costs is possible if you use energy-efficient solutions and manage your daily energy usage.
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