Lowering Your Energy Costs

Whether or not you live in an area that is affected by extreme weather, you’re likely to benefit from saving money on your electric bill. And thankfully, homeowners have many ways of reducing their energy costs and maximizing savings. Easy and cost-effective ways to reduce your electric bill are here:

Filters

Unchanged air filters, similar to dust, often lead to a malfunction of air conditioning units and heating systems. Even if that wasn’t the case, a permanent air filter ensures that the air conditioning unit or dryer is going to work harder or run longer and use more electricity.

Temperature

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you’ll save 1% on your bill for every eight hours you lower the thermostat temperature by one degree. It might seem simple, but reducing the heat when you’re not at home or night, is a quick and easy and smart way to maximize savings.

Going Solar

Going solar will eliminate your electric bill or reduce it so significantly that the cost of electricity is no longer a significant factor in your budget. Your solar savings depend on a few different factors, such as how much energy your system produces and how much you consume. Still, the most significant factor is the rates you would otherwise pay for your utility.

Because your savings are equal to the cost you avoid by going solar, you will save even more if the electricity rates are high in your area. And, as electricity prices continue to rise, your savings will continue to grow every year over the lifespan of your solar panel system.

Insulation 

The chilly weather of the outside temperature can threaten the comfort in homes during the winter months. Many things can cause this, but one of the most prominent is due to poor insulation. Insulation is the insulation that helps your house to retain its temperature, both the cold months hot and the summer months fresh. So insulation helps you to save energy so eventually money because of its efficiency. As a result, it is essential to check your home’s insulation, from your walls to your pipes, to decrease the need for heating and reduce the cost of your electric bill.

Maintenance

It is a smart idea to turn to a professional plumber if you are not a do-it-yourself individual, and you find an issue that requires repair, such as a leaking faucet, drain, or toilet. To reduce your energy bill, you might also want to consider getting a low-flow showerhead or an energy-efficient toilet, which can cost you a few hundred dollars to advance but help you maximize long-term savings.