By being energy-efficient, you use less energy to do the same jobs. This reduces the amount of energy you use and the amount of energy that gets wasted, which can save you a significant amount of money. Here are some of the best ways to save energy in your household.
Clean or Replace Filters
Dirty filters make your furnace and air conditioner work much harder than they need to. This drives up your energy bills. You should check your filters monthly and either replace or clean them as needed. As part of an annual tune-up, the team at Sabrs in Lewes, DE, will replace or clean your filters for you.
Install LED Lights
Incandescent bulbs are a very old technology that produce more heat than they do light. LED lights are very energy-efficient in comparison and are less expensive to buy than they have been in the past. At a minimum, the lights you use every day should be LEDs.
Buy ENERGY STAR Appliances
ENERGY STAR-certified appliances perform just as well as traditional ones while saving you significant amounts of money due to their energy efficiency ratings. ENERGY STAR appliances don’t cost much more than traditional appliances.
Change Your Day-to-Day Behaviors
Simply changing how you use energy is a great way to become more energy-efficient. Turn off lights and appliances when you don’t need them. You can also set your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer.
Use Smart Power Strips
“Phantom loads” make up a significant portion of your home’s energy usage. Smart power strips will eliminate phantom loads, as they shut down the power to devices when they aren’t being used. You can set the strip to shut off at an assigned time or after a certain period of inactivity.
Reduce Water Heating Expenses
One of the largest contributors to your energy bills is water heating. Take shorter showers, use cold water in your clothes washer, and insulate your water heater.
Our company can help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. This includes installations, tune-ups, and repairs. Call Sabrs today to learn all the ways we can help you with your home climate comfort.