Did you know monitoring these energy monsters can lower your energy bills by as much as 25%. Try these effective ways to save money:
- Check all door and windows seals for leakage
- Fix leaky ductwork.
- Adjust your thermostat a down a nudge.
- Adjust your fridge and freezer temperature.
- Shorten to amount of shower time.
- Replace you old and worn out showerhead.
- Wash clothes in Cold water.
- Check all faucets for leaks and replace.
- Lowering the temperature on your water heater.
- Purchasing energy-efficient appliances.
- Ask your Utility Company to be put on a budget plan.
- Swapping out your lightbulbs to LED’s.
- Install auto switches.
- Use smart power strips.
- Have a Home energy audit.
To explore other ways to lower your electric bill, according to Energy.gov.
Heating and cooling
Home heating and cooling are the biggest energy consumption monsters behind hefty utility bills and the best places to look for cost-cutting energy cost.
1. Check for proper operation on you Heat pump : Make sure your Heat pump has had it’s yearly service and is energy efficient. A unmaintained heat pump can be the greatest energy monster costing you hundred of dollars per month.
Is your Heat Pump running all the time this could be a sign there is a problem, is you AUX Heat running all the time this also could indicate a problem with the heat pump.
2. Fix leaky ductwork: Improve the efficiency of heating and cooling systems by repairing leaky heating, ventilation and air conditioning ducts. Leaking Air duct could be costing you a lot of money.
3. Adjusting your thermostat down a nudge: Set your thermostat back 2 to 5 degrees when you’re asleep or away from home. Doing so for eight hours can lower your annual heating and cooling costs by around 10%. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat does the work for you
If all else fails have your Heating and Cooling system checked out by a Indoor Comfort Professional