How to Increase Energy Efficiency in Your Home

The cost of living is at an all-time high and it is important to cut corners where you can to save money! There are several ways that you can cut energy costs around your home, many of which won’t cost you a dime!

Set Your Thermostat to be Higher or Lower While Away from Home
In the summer months, if you’re heading out for the day, increase the temperature on your thermostat so that your HVAC unit isn’t working as hard to keep up. In the winter months, lower the temperature that your thermostat is set on while away from home.

Purchase Blinds or Light Blocking Shades
Especially in the summer months, keep your blinds or shades closed during the hottest part of the days, especially when the sun is glaring in, to avoid the temperature rising in your home.

Avoid Using Oven as Much as Possible
In the warmer months, a hot oven running for hours can increase the temperature in your home causing your HVAC unit to run harder to compensate and cool your home down. Avoid making meals in the oven as much as possible, especially on the hotter days. Instead, consider using a toaster oven or air fryer to make those meals without risking your home being heated up.

Turn Off Lights When Not in Use or Install Motion Lighting
Try to remember to turn off lights when you leave a room. Additionally, installing motion-sensored outdoor lights will help preserve energy by keeping the light off when there is no movement around.

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