How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter

Dated: December 6 2020

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Maintaining a home can be tough, and expensive. Winter can be an especially tough time if you are trying to save money and keep your appliances working at their peak. Making your home more energy efficient is a great way to save money, save your appliances, and waste less energy. Let’s all get a little more green while saving a little more green! Here are a few tips to help you get there…

 

1. Turn The Thermostat Down

Having a toasty warm house is great on a cold winter day. But did you know you can save a ton of energy by lowering your home's temperature by only one or two degrees? Setting your thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature is a great way to keep the stress off of your heating system and save more on your gas or electric bill.

2. Check Your Insulation

Another great way to cut costs and energy usage is to make sure the heat stays in your home longer. The biggest points of escape for heat are the windows, doors, roof and around the gaps in electrical outlets. To combat this make sure your insulation is effective and your windows aren’t old and drafty.

3. Turn Down The Water Heater

Like with the hot air in the home a small change in the heat of a water heater can make a big difference in electrical use. Just a few degrees lower can help lower costs and stress on your equipment.

4. Put Your Thermostat On A Timer

Why spend money to heat a house when no one is home? Before you leave the house turn down your thermostat so it doesn’t have to work so hard to heat an empty space. You can also install a smart thermostat that can be set to lower during different times of the day - like when you go to work. Once you are home just turn it back up! 

5. Use Less Water

Is your water bill causing you a headache? A great way to mitigate that as well as save on electricity is to only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load. We’ve all run either machine when we only have a few things inside, using the same amount of water and power a full load does. Being more mindful of this will also make you run both machines less which will save you money on electricity and extend the life of the appliances.

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