What household doesn’t want to save money on bills? Having extra cash in your pocket is always a good thing! One of the most expensive costs of running a comfortable household is the energy bill, and most of the energy consumption goes to heating and cooling. There are some simple tips that can be carried out to reduce the amount of energy being used and therefore, lower your bill.
During the summertime, close blinds during the day to keep the sun’s heat out. In winter, open them during the day; close them at night.
2. A/C Speed
During the summertime, lower an air conditioner’s fan setting; the unit will remove more humidity, boosting comfort while saving energy.
3. Clean Heat
Keep furnace filters and warm-air registers clean, and bleed trapped air from radiators at least once a season.
4. Fan Operation
Don’t leave kitchen and bath fans running too long; they send climate-controlled air outside.
5. Fireplace Fix
Fix Install doors on fireplaces — a blaze sends heated air up the chimney as fast as 24,000 cu. ft. per hour.
It is your home’s all-purpose force field against high energy bills. It minimizes heat transfer in winter and summer, provides ventilation to control moisture and makes your home more livable.
Bringing your attic insulation up to code for your region is one of the most cost-effective ways to winter-proof your house
7. Thermostat Smarts!
We alter the temperature inside our homes all the time with the press of a button or the turn of a dial on our thermostat. But what many of us fail to do is “teach” our thermostat how to save us money. You can save 10 percent on your winter heating bills by adjusting your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler for the eight hours you’re at work. Cut it back an additional eight hours when you sleep and you might save 20 percent.