If you’re like most people, you probably dread getting your energy bills each month. Fortunately, there are ways that you can save more energy and keep more of your money in your pocket. Below are a few tips on how to lower your energy bills.
Almost nothing is worse than sitting in a hot home on a boiling summer day, but you don’t have to go broke cooling off your house. Below are a few tips on how to keep your home cool without breaking the bank:
- Use electric fans, they distribute cool air and use less energy than air conditioners.
- Turn your ceiling fan off when you leave. Ceiling fans don’t cool your home, but they do keep your body cool. So there’s no need to run them when you’re not at home.
- Replace your filters. Clogged filters can cause your air conditioner to work harder, use more energy, and eventually malfunction. Save yourself some money and frustration by replacing those filters regularly.
Staying warm during winter months is important, especially if you live in a cold climate. But you can stay warm while keeping your energy bills affordable. Below are a few tips:
- Inspect and maintain your heating system. You can save up to 2% on your energy bills by having your heating system regularly maintained by a professional. In the long-term an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Weatherproof your windows and doors. Drafts from doors and windows can cause your furnace to work harder and use more energy. By weather proofing your home you’ll stop wasting money on energy bills.
- Dress right for the season. Wearing warm clothes or a sweater during the winter season means that you can keep your thermostat set to a cooler temperature and still stay warm.
- Sleep with lots of blankets. When going to sleep, set your thermostat at a cool 65 degrees but sleep under a lot of blankets, you’ll be happy you did when your energy bills come in at a reasonable price tag.
- Keep drapes and furniture away from heaters. Besides the danger of fire, blocking your heaters and vents will make it difficult to circulate warm air and keep your home warm during the winter months.
Remember, the less money you spend on energy bills, the more money you’ll have for more important things in your life.