The weather changes have been a little difficult lately. One minute it’s hot, the next minute it’s cold. This means that you keep turning on and off your A/C or electrical and ceiling fans. Using constant energy-consuming products can be a pain at the end of the month when you pay your utility bill. However, here are easy steps to take to help you save on your next bill.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Use Energy-efficient light bulbs throughout the house such as products from Energy Star. These special light bulbs last longer. This means that you can buy fewer light bulbs while saving energy, saving money, and helping the environment by tossing out less traditional light bulbs. Another follow-up tip to this would be to always turn off the lights in the room that are not in use, especially when you’re not home.
Turn It Off Turn off all of your electronics at night, too. For example, some people feel comfortable sleeping with the T.V. on to fall asleep faster. You can set it on sleep mode if possible for 30 minutes and it will shut down on its own. You can also use a battery-operating radio to play on the background at a low volume instead.
DIY Insulation Use inexpensive expanding foam or caulk to seal around windows and doorframes. This will prevent heat or cool air to leak out of your house. Instead of turning the heater or A/C at super high settings, you can set it at low temperature or turn it off and still maintain your preferred room temperature.
Try these easy tips throughout these drastic weather changes and see how much money you save. Not only will you be saving energy efficiently, but you are also saving cents that will turn into dollars at the end of the year.