Who likes paying high monthly energy bills? Nobody? That seems to be the answer 100 percent of the time. If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of money you spend on your bills, utilize these tips.
The hot water heater is responsible for heating up the water for your daily usage. Taking shorter showers will help you save money since less water will need to be heated. This also applies to low flow shower heads. The less water that’s used, the less water that’s heated, and the more money that will stay in your pocket. Install a low flow shower head in each of your showers.
First off, stop lowering the temperature on the thermostat to 65 degrees. You’ll save the most amount of money by setting it to a comfortable temperature in the 72 – 75 degrees range. On top of that, there’s no need to cool your entire house for the entire day. Install a smart thermostat that allows you to set zones for cooling AND set times of when to cool. Finish off with a tune-up of your cooling unit and you’ll be seeing green colors and presidents.
Other than your HVAC system, appliances are the next biggest energy sucker in the house, especially the refrigerator since it’s on 24/7. Always make sure that your appliances are Energy Star approved, especially when purchasing new ones. A brand new refrigerator can use up to 50 percent less energy than one that was made 10 years ago. This also applies to dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, etc.
Making a few minor changes to your home and habits will keep your wallet fat and mind at peace! When you need a professional to service your plumbing, appliances, or HVAC system, contact the team at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.