Energy costs continue to rise causing a strain on nearly everyone’s monthly budget for utility costs. There are several simple ways to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your monthly utility bill.
The best way to reduce your utility bill is to switch to a solar energy system. Discover how going solar can save you money by clicking below.
If you aren’t ready to make the full switch to solar yet, consider taking the following steps to make your home more energy-efficient.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Experts have told us this for years and it still rings true: raising the temperature of your thermostat in the summer and lowering it in the winter by 3-5 degrees can reduce your monthly energy bill. If you change lower or raise it by 10-15 degrees you can save anywhere from 5-10% annually.
Invest In Your Windows
Whether this looks like installing new, energy-efficient windows or simply sealing the air leaks around your current windows, it can make a huge difference. Sealing gaps and cracks in your existing windows is easy to do using weatherstripping or silicone caulk.
Update Your Lightbulbs
If you’re still using old incandescent light bulbs, it’s time for an update. LED bulbs provide longer-lasting light and are more energy-efficient. The average home uses approximately 40 light bulbs, so the savings can really add up!
Whether it’s a cell phone charger or a toaster you don’t use often, unplug electrical appliances and chargers when they aren’t in use. While one appliance or charger being unplugged won’t make that much of a difference on your utility bill, having multiple ones unplugged when they’re not in use can make a big difference!
Install A Storm Door
If you have an energy-efficient front door, you can still benefit from installing a storm door. Having a storm door gives you an extra layer of weather protection no matter the season. Most storm doors have a protective coating or glass used that can help reduce energy loss by up to 50%.
Refresh Your Insulation
If it’s been a while since you’ve had the insulation installed in your home, it might be time for a refresh. Adding insulation to areas in your home like an attic or crawl space can help seal it and prevent air from leaking out or in and driving up your energy costs.
Install A Smart Home System
Upgrading your home with a smart system makes it easier to set up energy-saving practices like managing lighting and your thermostat.
Advanced Solar Is Here To Help
Have questions about how switching to solar energy works and how it can save you money on your utility bill? We’re here to answer your questions and help you find the best solution for your home or business.