Energy conservation shouldn’t be taken with lightly. Unfortunately, there are still many homeowners who are not showing much concern about conserving energy. Fortunately, there is significantly more awareness about being environmentally conscious and, over time, more homeowners want to take the necessary steps to do their part and help safe the environment. For those who want to reduce the amount of energy consumed in their home, we’ve compiled some of the tips you can follow below. You can read on to get started...
Switch off unused lights
Believe it or not but lighting takes around 10 percent of the energy used in your home. This means that homeowners will spend extra money on energy bills every month if they are not conscious of trying to conserve. Therefore, for you to prevent spending more out of your budget, it is recommended to switch off unused light bulbs. If you can switch out incandescent bulbs with LEDs, you will save even more. LED bulbs are not only energy savers but they last longer and therefore save money on a replacement.
Routinely clean your heating and cooling system
Regular cleaning of your cooling and heating system like the air conditioner, furnace, hot water heater etc. will make them work efficiently and effectively. In turn, this will reduce the amount of energy they consume. Good maintenance of the air conditioning system will prevent dust from blocking the system’s airflow and this will reduce the amount of energy used because the system won’t be overworked.
Also, another way to reduce your home’s energy bill is by ensuring vents are not blocked. If vents are blocked, they will prevent ventilation causing the heating and cooling system to be overworked costing you more money.
Use recycled materials
Surprisingly, recycled materials used in manufacturing consume lesser energy than when using the newly built material. Always try using recyclable items like glass, plastic, cans, cardboards and so on to reduce the amount of energy consumed.
These are the tips you can use to save energy when you realize how much extra electricity you are currently using. We are all interested in saving money & these suggestions are great places to start. If you are local to Albany and have an upcoming electrical project or upgrade, and are looking for a quality, affordable electrician, please consider McCauley Electrical.