Money saved in energy savings can mean money available for other things. Many people do not realize that it is possible to achieve this goal by observing problems around the home and having them taken care of when needed. Major energy savings can be achieved with heating/cooling, plumbing, insulation or appliance repair. If you are looking for ways to cut down on your energy cost, you’ll want to consider maintenance.
Don’t Ignore Your HVAC
If you have an old air conditioner consideration should be given to obtaining a replacement. If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old…have it evaluated by a professional contractor, By doing so, you can see a significant cut in your annual energy bill. The older your HVAC is the harder it has to work to properly cool or heat your home, increasing your energy bill.
Keep Your Plumbing Leak Free
If you hear the sound of running water and there is nothing turned on it means you have a problem somewhere. Other water problem indicators are a high water bill, moist areas on your floors or walls, a warm feeling on your concrete slab floor or a bad odor. A plumber should be contacted immediately to check out the problem and prevent further damage.
Think Appliance Repair
A washing machine, dishwasher, and shower use the most water in a house. With an average family wash of 300 loads of laundry per year, using warm or cold water, rather than hot, can save you energy. A dishwasher naturally uses hot water but making sure it is completely full before turning it on will use less water and make a difference in energy use. Limiting shower time will also help reduce water and energy bills.
Check Your Insulation
Poor insulation in a home allows cold or hot air to penetrate the interior area. This is not only uncomfortable but causes the air conditioner to use up extra energy and the utility bill to rise. Checking out and installing proper insulation can make a huge difference when this is the case.
Many times there is a problem that can easily be taken care of and reduce your utility bills. At Tri-City Appliance, we will be happy to discuss solutions to reduce the high energy bills you may be having.