Keep your home running efficiently without breaking the bank.
Electricity prices are rising, and utility bills are getting ugly. This simple service is one that we take for granted daily. As the summer season is here, you can enjoy saving money on heating costs. However, with the warmer weather, the AC is a must. Instead of breaking the bank to keep your home cool, use these ways to lower your energy costs and balance your expenses.
Even if your electronics are turned off, they’re still using energy – these are known as ‘energy vampires.’ Spooky, right? The real fright is seeing how much energy they ‘suck’ up, simply by being plugged in. To beat this cost, unplug your devices and appliances when not in use.
- Splurge for solar panels
One of the best ways to save electricity is to produce your own. With grants and payment plans available, you can put the sun’s energy to use!
- Service your air conditioner
Roughly half of an average home’s annual energy bill (gas and electricity) is spent on heating and cooling. Spend a bit of time annually to perform some basic air conditioner maintenance, such as cleaning and straightening the fins, changing the filter, and lubricating the motor.
- Use your ceiling fans year round
When the air blows down, it helps to cool the room and keep it comfortable, keeping your A.C. at a minimum. Turn the fan the other way in winter so that it pulls the cold air up to help keep you warm!
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
Make the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs) that use up to 75 percent less energy. To keep your home cooler in the summer, turn off lights when they are not needed to reduce the heat given off.
- Buy Energy Star appliances
When you shop for appliances, look for the Energy Star label. It means that the appliance meets certain energy-efficiency guidelines – saving your energy and pocket! Not sure what to do with your old appliance? Recycle it.
From the insurance professionals at Scavone Insurance, we hope that you enjoy cutting down your energy usage and your monthly bill! For more tips on how to save money and fully ensure your home’s protection, contact us to secure the right homeowners insurance.