Practically every homeowner and tenant in the U.S. has room for improvement as far as energy conservation is concerned. Not only will you be able to save money on your utility bills, but you will also be doing the environment a favor if you lower your energy and water usage.
Here are some practical ideas that you can do yourself, even without hiring an agency to perform an audit on your home.
Replace Your Lighting
Old light bulbs are known energy wasters. They are also costly in the long term because they always need replacing. To save on energy and money, replace every bulb in your home with CFL light bulbs, or better yet, buy LED lights. They are brighter, they last longer, and they use very little electricity.
Install Solar Panels
To reduce your dependence on conventional energy sources, get a quote from companies in Sandy such as Smart Solar for the amount of solar energy you need at home. Solar panels can power lights and some appliances. They can also be set up to power your water heater. The cost of your investment is worth all the years of savings on your electricity bill.
Check Your Home’s Insulation
Proper insulation lets your home use up just the right amount of energy for heating and cooling. As very little or no cooled or heated air escapes, your HVAC doesn’t have to work double time and eat up too much power. It may also last longer because it is not forced to work overtime, saving you more on repairs and replacement.
Replace Your Car
This may not be a part of your home, but there are also ways to save on the cost of car ownership. Replace your gas-guzzling SUV with a car or a smaller SUV (crossover) with a CVT gearbox, which is very economical on fuel use. Small cars, especially hybrids with a CVT type gearbox, can save you thousands yearly.
There are many ways you can save on electricity and fuel, with just a few adjustments and maintenance performed on your home and your vehicle. You’ll thank yourself once you see how much your bills and expenses have gone down.