4 Tips of How To Save Energy At Home
1. Unplug devices
We all know to turn off a device when you’re not using it. But devices that are plugged in, even when they’re not “on” will still draw small amounts of energy. It’s not a lot, but over time that cost will build up. An easy way to save energy at home is to unplug any devices or appliances when they’re not in use. A great way to make this even easier and more convenient is to utilize power bars. This way, you can “unplug” all of them at once by switching the power bar off, rather than having to manually do it one at a time.
2. Use Only The Light You Need
How you use the light in your house can go a long way to saving you money on your energy bill. If you have children or roommates, take a quick walk around your home and turn off any lights that aren’t in use. Another great way to use light and save energy is to use what’s called “task lighting.” Rather than using a ceiling light while reading, or doing homework, use just a desk or table lamp. It will minimize the amount of energy you use and keep you focused.
We also strongly recommend making the switch to LED or CFL light bulbs. They use up to 75% less energy than traditional bulbs and can last 25 times longer.
3. Wash Full Loads
Many washers and driers nowadays are energy efficient, but they still use quite a bit of electricity. Try to only wash full loads when using your washer or drier. This will minimize the number of times they’re in use. Better still, if the weather is nice, hang your clothes outside. That will save you even more money on your electricity bill.
4. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are one of the most energy-efficient appliances on the market today. With a programmable thermostat, you can set your home’s heat or AC to maintain a specific temperature when no one is home. Then you can set it to gradually raise or lower the temperature an hour before you get home, so you can come home to a comfortable house. They can be a bit of an investment up front, but a programmable thermostat is a sure-fire way to save you money on your electricity bill down the road.
If you have any questions about electricity, please contact our experienced electrician.