You may be frustrated, believing you’ve tried everything to reduce the energy use in your home to no avail. Cutting down on energy consumption will not only benefit your wallet but the planet as well. Saving on your utility bills is actually far more easily achievable than most people think. Ready to start? Check out the four simple ways to save electricity and avoid breaking the bank below.
Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs
If you still have incandescent light bulbs illuminating your home, it’s time to make a shift. These light bulbs consume unnecessary excessive amounts of electricity and are wasteful. Incandescent bulbs have to be replaced far more frequently than LED light bulbs. It’s in your best interest to transition over to using LEDs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or Halogen incandescent bulbs, which use anywhere from 20-80% less electricity and lasts as much as 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. These bulbs may be a tad more expensive on the shelf but will be a return on your investment in the long run.
Install Smart Power Strips
The electricity that is being consumed by electronics even when they’re not turned on is known as “phantom loads.” This is a significant source of energy waste, consuming as much as 75% of energy when electronics are used up and raking up utility bills an additional $200 per year. Smart power strips eliminate this issue of phantom loads by turning off the power transferred to electronics when they are turned off or in standby mode. These strips can be turned off at certain times to conserve even more energy.
Use A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats, also known as smart thermostats, can be turned off automatically to reduce the heating and cooling being transferred into the home when the home or property owner is away or asleep. Once this thermostat is installed, it starts to eliminate the wasteful energy heating and cooling produces without you having to invest in a new HVAC system. A smart thermostat can save you as much as $180 on your utility bill each year.
Have Your Home Insulated
Insulation can significantly reduce your energy costs while ensuring your home stays warm and comfortable. Insulation helps retain heat throughout the winter and keep it out and cool during the summer. As much as 50% of our home’s energy goes towards heating or cooling the home. With efficient installation, you can control your home’s temperature far more easily.
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