Lower Utility Costs with These Top Efficiency Tips
As a parent, you probably have enough bills and expenses to worry about — your daughter’s karate lesson, your son’s music lessons, and the endless amount of equipment for all the after-school sports they’re both a part of. So if there were ways you could lower other expenses, such as your home utility costs, wouldn’t you want to take advantage of them? Of course, you would!
Follow these top efficiency tips to cut costs on your cooling, water, electric, and energy bills!
Swap Out Old Light Bulbs
Traditional halogen bulbs use a ton of energy and don’t last nearly as long as other alternatives. Swap out those bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs for a more sustainable and cheaper way to light up your home.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
There’s no need to have your AC running when no one is home. You can set a programmable thermostat to only run when you need air conditioning. This will help you save more money on your utility bill since you’re not wasting time and energy cooling an empty house.
Run Your Appliances At Night
You may take a specific day or two of the week to run the dishwasher and do the laundry, but hold off on doing that until the sun goes down. All those appliances create heat as they work, which can counteract your cooling system’s efforts and heat up your house more. Since evening temperatures are cooler, the appliances won’t create as much of a temperature difference.
Lower Your Water Heater’s Temperature
Most water heaters are set to 140℉, but lowering that number to 120℉ can make a big difference in how much energy is used to heat your home’s water. Just make sure to check your appliance manuals before you do this, since some of them, such as dishwashers, may need water at 140℉ to function properly.
Fix Any and All Leaks
You may not think a slow-dripping faucet is a big deal, but even a small drip can waste dozens of gallons of water per day! If you spot a leak or suspect there is one hidden inside your walls, get them fixed ASAP to avoid running up your water bill.
For more help lowering your utility costs, contact the experts at Casteel! We are ready to handle any and all cooling, plumbing, and electrical issues you have and will work with you to ensure your home systems work as efficiently as possible.
For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 770.766.1657.