Developing A Strategic Energy-Savings Plan
Utility bills account for a large portion of monthly expenses for most households. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways in which energy can leak from buildings. For instance, insufficient construction or wasteful consumer practices may make your home energy use inefficient and more expensive than necessary.
To fix this problem, develop a strategic energy-savings plan. Determine the parts of your home that use and lose the most energy. Perform a simple do-it-yourself home energy audit by following these tips.
- Check insulation levels, especially in your attic, which can have a big impact on your home’s energy use. Older homes typically tend to lack sufficient insulation.
- Look for cracked seals around windows and doors that can leak cold air in and warm air out, making your HVAC system work harder than it needs to.
- Keep appliances well maintained for maximum efficiency. Consider replacing old equipment with new, more efficient models.
- Monitor the use of lights and electronic appliances. Turn them on only when necessary. Consider using timers and dimmers to help scale back usage.
Enlist everyone in your household to be mindful of their day-to-day energy use. Use your monthly utility bills to keep track of changes in energy use. Rely on the expertise of trained professionals to perform regular equipment maintenance and handle complex repairs for you.
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