Effective Actions That Make Home Comfort And Savings Easily Attainable
As a homeowner, you have enough to pay for without adding heightened utility bills to the list. Here are a few simple tips that anyone can implement to enjoy home comfort with a lower energy bill. After all, why should you pay more if you don’t have to?
- Use the microwave. This convenient appliance consumes two-thirds less energy and prevents your home from heating up in the summer while you cook.
- Utilize the dishwasher. Surprisingly, this appliance uses less water than a running tap when you wash by hand. Run only full loads and let your dishes air-dry to save even more.
- Keep the temperature higher in your home. Dress for summer, and use a fan to stay cool and take some of the workload off your air conditioner.
- Be energy-efficient with your laundry. Use cold water to wash your clothes, and line-dry when possible. When you do need to use the dryer, put in full loads, clean the lint tray thoroughly before every use, and do batches back-to-back.
- Turn off what you’re not using. When you leave a room, turn off the lights. When electronics aren’t being used, switch them off and unplug them! Anything that is plugged in can still draw energy, even when turned off.
- Replace air conditioning filters. When your A/C runs, you want it to do so efficiently, in order to supply home comfort without a high cost. By replacing the filters every one to three months, you will experience energy savings.
- Seal your ductwork. About a quarter of the average home’s cooling efforts are wasted through leaky ducts. That means you’re paying to cool the attic and other places that you never occupy. By having a professional seal them, you can save significant amounts of money.
- Increase your insulation. The best place to do this is in the attic, where strategically placed loose insulation can increase your home’s ability to maintain the desired temperature.
All of these tips are easily achievable. You can contact Sobieski Services to learn more about specific things you can do in your home to lower your energy bills. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).