In many homes, the coming of winter spells higher electric bills because of heating systems and other electrical appliances. There are some things you can do that are easy and can save you money. Your electrician can help you find things in your home that are using electricity. By passing these items if they aren’t necessary is an option when you are trying to conserve your energy consumption and lower your electric bill. Here are a few other things you can do:
Use Natural light and heating
During the winter you can take advantage of the natural sunlight and heat by opening your south facing window coverings each day and closing them at night.
Seal Your Home For Winter
Cover drafty windows with insulating window treatments. Honeycomb shades or heavy drapes work well. Seal around any opening to your home so cold air doesn’t come in and warm air doesn’t escape. This includes openings around windows and doors, and openings around pipes and fixtures.
Heating System Maintenance
Heating systems consume a lot of energy. Make sure your heating system is running efficiently. Repair any leaks or damage to your heating system. Adjusting your thermostat down a little can save you money on your electric bill. At night use warm blankets and wear warm clothes during the day. You can save money by turning the thermostat down when you’re out of the house. A programmable thermostat can help you keep track of your settings.
Other Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
One quarter of your electric bill comes from running your water heater. You can save money by reducing the water temperature a few degrees. Switching to LED lights can also help you conserve on your electric bill.
For an energy audit or help in conserving your electric bill, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and they will be happy to help you.