Saving energy at home is a big resolution to make in the new year, but the best time to start is now! Our HVAC and electrical experts discuss some of the top ways to save money on your energy bill this winter:
How to Save Money at Home this Winter
Less money spent on bills is more to put away for savings or spend on loved ones during the holidays. Follow these expert tips to help save the planet (and your wallet).
1. Open the Windows
Open the blinds to let the sun warm your home on nice days. The light from the sun will keep your home comfortable without you having to crank up the heat.
2. Rotate Your Ceiling Fan
Did you know your ceiling fans have two settings? One pushes hot air to the ceiling — keeping the inhabitable space in rooms cooler — while the other pulls hot air down from the ceiling to recirculate it throughout your home and warm it up passively.
3. Invest in LEDs
Light-emitting diodes( or LED lights) use less energy, are safer, and last longer than the traditional incandescent light bulb. Making the switch to LEDs can be a long-term project for the inside of your home, but holiday lights are a good place to start this season. LED Christmas lights can last up to 40 seasons! Plus, they don’t give off heat in the way other string lights do, which makes them a safer option for decor.
4. Winterize Your Home
Proper insulation and sealing your home to prevent energy leakage are investments into your home’s performance that are essential to energy efficiency. In addition to these larger-scale projects, you can also add throw blankets and rugs to the interior of your home to add to the holiday spirit and better retain heat inside your home.
There are many ways to save money and reduce your energy consumption at home this season. Get started by giving the home performance professionals at Pro Energy Solutions a call at (800) 704-7340!