Energy consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. And it’s not cheap!
The average household spends approximately $130* each month for electric, which continues to rise each year! If you’re looking for ways to reduce your home energy bill, we have a few simple solutions to help you achieve that goal.
Update Your Windows to be More Energy Efficient
Although there is an up-front cost to updating the windows in your home, replacing your old windows with airtight energy efficient windows will help you conserve energy in the long-run! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing your windows with energy efficient windows could potentially save you anywhere between $126-$465* each year! That’s at least one month (on average) of your electric bill, just by making a few updates. Plus, new windows will often increase the resale value of your home!
Turn Off Lights When Not in Use
Something that sounds so obvious, but, it’s also very important and often times not taken seriously. Turning off lights when you exit a room, switching exterior lights to motion sensors or adding timers so that lights aren’t shining when they’re not needed is a huge way to save energy costs.
Reduce Your “Always On” Appliances
Appliances like radios, computers, and streaming devices use energy, even when they’re not in use. Turning appliances like these to the off position when not in use, or, even unplugging them while not in use will help reduce your household’s energy consumption. In many cases, appliances like streaming devices and computers will go into “hibernation mode” when not in use, which displays as if they are turned off, however, they’re still plugged in and in the “on” position, using energy, even while dormant.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your windows, the spring season is a great time to make that happen, and our team is here to help. Contact us today for your free estimate!
*source: paylesspower.com, U.S. Department of Energy