Posted by Geraldine Mahood 10 months ago.
As we all know, the summer months are behind us and winter is just around the corner. As the weather is getting colder and colder, the thermostat temperature gets warmer and warmer.
This can get pretty costly. A few small changes can make a huge difference to your monthly energy bill. For instance, adjusting your “smart” thermostat by just a few degrees can produce major savings!
Energy.gov reports that turning your thermostat lower by 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours per day will help you see an energy usage reduction of 5 to 15 percent per year on your bill.
Also, don't forget to lower the thermostat on your water heater or better yet, get an "on demand" system that only heats up water as it's needed.
K-W Real Estate News has a few other ideas to consider:
- switch over to LED bulbs
- install energy efficient shower heads
- clean out your dryer's lint tray after each use
- seal up air leaks around your windows and doors
- use ceiling fans to save money on both heating and cooling
- service your air conditioner and furnace each year to maintain efficiency
If working from home remember to power down your computer when it's not in use and shut it off completely at the end of the day. You can also cut costs by positioning your desk to take advantage of natural light.
It doesn't take much to implement a few energy saving solutions around the home but oftentimes, it's the simple things that are overlooked. It's important to do whatever we can, not only to save money but also to help conserve the environment
Stay warm, my friends!