4 Ways to Help Lower Your Monthly Energy Bill
Have you noticed your monthly electrical bills creeping up each month? Have you had some jaw-dropping monthly bills? If so, you’re probably looking for ideas on how you can save money. Below, we’ll share four different ideas that can help you cut that monthly energy bill.
1. Inspect The Seal on Your Windows and Doors
If your doors and windows aren’t properly sealed, hot or cold air can leak out of your home. This will make your HVAC system work harder and use more energy to keep your home at your desired temperature. To check for leaky windows, turn off your AC, close doors and windows, and turn off all fans. Then you can light a candle next to your doors and windows. If the flame flickers or blows out, it is often an indication that there is a leak.
2. Switch to a Thermostat That Can Be Programmed
Switching to a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money each month. With a programmable thermostat, you can easily set the temperature at more energy-efficient levels such as when you’ll be away from home. You can set it to bring your home back to a more comfortable temperature when you’ll be back home. Using a programmable thermostat may also make it less likely for you to manually adjust it, which could lead to higher bills.
3. Replace Your Light Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs use a lot more energy than compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs. By switching the bulbs in your house to more energy efficient versions, you should be able to save up to $75 every year just by changing your bulb type.
4. Plug Your Electronics Into Power Strips
Did you know that even when your electronic devices are powered off, they are still consuming electricity as long as they are plugged into an outlet? Rather than letting them suck energy for no reason, plug your electronics into a power strip. When they are not in use, you can just switch the power strip off to prevent wasting energy.
Sutton Brothers is a heating and cooling company that serves the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Some of the services we provide include heating and air conditioning repair, HVAC servicing and maintenance plans, and plumbing services. If you are looking for more ways you can save money on your electric bills, call Sutton Brothers in Kernersville. Our service technicians can help you identify additional ways to cut your monthly bills.