Thinking about saving money on Energy?
Do you wonder how you can save on your home energy bills? It's easier than you think and doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Upfront options may have larger costs but will pay for themselves pretty quickly. Below are a few things to consider to conserve energy in your home.
Why Not Insulate Your Home Better
The first thing to do is to stop the heat going out, by checking your roof insulation. It is always a good idea to look at what you have, older homes may have poor insulation and maybe you could upgrade it. Most people don't realize that their home isn't as efficient and the heat they are pumping in is going out up through the roof!
Keep Checking Your Thermostat
It may be time to upgrade your programmable thermostat. That can give you the ability to set the times it comes on or off or up and down. It depends on your schedule but you just set and forget it, but remember to alter it when the clocks change!. These days there are systems like Nest that you can be linked to your phone. Imagine being in control of your home heat or AC when your away on holiday!.
Do You Have Ceiling Fans?
Ceiling fans can help you save energy, they move the air around your home. This increases circulation allowing your furnace or air conditioner to run less. Ceiling fans aren't only useful in the summer, most have a setting for winter, which pushes the air down, so the heat is more efficient.
Check Your Appliances and Fixtures
If your buying make sure it is an energy-efficient dishwasher or washing machine. These will use less water to get your dishes or clothes clean. Water conservation is still important and low-flow toilets or showerheads are a good idea to.
How About Changing Your Light bulbs
Simply by changing out your light bulbs from the old ones can help, LED light bulbs are much more affordable than they once were, and they use a fraction of the energy. They also last longer, which helps in the long term.