Are you tired of hearing about inflation, price hikes, and gas prices? Unfortunately, inflation has affected all of us. And to top it off, the holiday season is quickly approaching, and budgeting is a constant on many of our minds. We wanted to pass on a few things you can do in your home to help you cut energy costs this winter.
1. Replace Weather-stripping on Exterior Doors
Help keep energy costs down by looking at the weather-stripping on your exterior doors. Look around your door; if you can see any light or feel a draft, it's time to replace the weather-stripping. It will keep more money in your budget.
2. Keep a Fresh Furnace Filter
Changing your furnace filter monthly during the heating season will help keep your furnace running efficiently, which will help you cut costs.
3. Adjust Your Thermostat
Adjusting your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees can save up to 10% on heating and cooling bills. Another great idea is to install a smart thermostat so that you can pre-set your desired temperatures.
4. Get an Electric Audit
Do you know exactly where you're using electricity the most? Many electric companies audit homes to see where you're using your energy and where you can cut. Call to schedule your audit. Then adjust where you use energy to save.
5. Use Your Dishwasher
It doesn't seem like using an appliance would be more efficient, but many newer models use very little water. And you waste more water washing your dishes by hand. Think about it: how often do you leave the water running between each dish?
6. Turn Off Lights & Unplug What You're Not Using
We've all probably heard "turn off the dang lights" at some point in our lives. But with good reasoning! Turn off the lights when you leave the room and unplug the appliances and electronics you're not using to save cash.
We hope these tips help you and your family save money at home. If you're looking for a more efficient home, we can help you find it. Feel free to call or email to discuss further!