In this day and age, people are all about saving money. If you have not already done so, you definitely need to take a look at some home energy efficiency tips and start saving money on your electric bill.
To Save on That Heating Bill
The Temperature of Your Furnace
Turn your furnace down as much as you possibly can. Believe it or not, even dropping it one degree can make a big difference. Simply by dropping the furnace by two degrees, you could save as much as four percent on your electric bill.
Even when you are indoors, dress warmly. By doing this, you can drop your furnace temperature even more.
During the Night
When you are sleeping, there’s no need to keep the furnace on full blast. Go ahead, grab an extra heavy blanket for your bed and turn that furnace down.
To Save on the Hot Water Bill
Make sure the water heater and the pipes are insulated. By adding insulation, your water will stay hotter for a longer period of time. Make sure you keep the insulation at least 18 inches from the top of the heater.
Take a Shower Instead of a Bath
It is a known fact that a bath takes way more hot water than a shower. So, if you really want to save money on the hot water bill, start taking showers, instead of baths.
Avoid Continuously Running the Water While You Wash Dishes
As you are washing dishes, fill the sink up with hot water, then shut the water off.
Save Money on Lighting
Instead of using those normal bulbs, go for energy-saving lightbulbs. The plus side to using these, besides the fact that they take less energy, is that they will last up to ten times longer. Remember, a single 25 watt energy-saving bulb will provide just as much light as a 100-watt normal bulb.
Those are some energy efficiency ideas you should start using right away in order to help you save money. Go ahead and give us a call for your HVAC needs — we are here to help you.