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December 2, 2019
Much like every other person these days, you’re probably trying to find ways to lower your electric bills. Though you can’t control the weather where you live, you can be mindful of some things that will help lower your bills. Here are some easy tips that can help you!
Replace Your Air Filter
Always be sure you are keeping an eye on your air filter. The air filter’s purpose is to catch all the bad stuff like lint, pollen, and dust and then disperse the clean air throughout the heating and air conditioner. If your filter is clogged, then your HVAC will use more energy with less output. Changing the filters is simple and won’t take a lot of your time. It will ensure that your filters are working properly and that the debris is being caught. When you reduce the amount of energy that your system has to do, then you, in turn, lower the amount of money you'll be putting towards your electric bill.
Washing Clothes In Cold Water
There are several ways that you are able to make the process of washing clothes more cost-effective. Adjusting the temperature of the water you are using is one of the best ways. When you are adjusting the water temperature to cold, you are eliminating the water heater having to use so much energy to heat and disperse the water. Your clothes still get clean and you are saving money.
Check Your Doors And Windows
Checking your windows and doors for leaks, openings, or broken seals is essential for your home. These little openings in our home can go undetected and have several effects on your environment, including your electric bill. Checking your home for thinks that need caulking, seals replaced, and weatherstripping will ensure that your warm air is staying in and the cold air is staying out. This helps to make sure you aren’t spending unnecessary money on your home.
Use Your Electronics Strategically
When you use your appliances in a strategic manner, it can be helpful in lowering your electric bill. One simple thing to try is loading your clothes in the dryer consecutively instead of waiting hours between reloading it. This helps minimize the amount of energy it takes to heat the dryer back up.
Lowering The Temperature Of Your Water Heater
Your water heater is responsible for distributing hot water to showers, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers. Some of the cost is due to the heater having to maintain the heat of the water in the tank. There are tankless water heaters you can purchase, they are a little more expensive, but save you money in the long run. If you’re not able to upgrade to the tankless or replace what you currently have, that’s ok! You can simply lower the temperature to shave a little money off of your bill. Also, when you leave for vacation or will be gone for a while, you can simply shut your hot water off completely!
Wear Comfortable Clothing
A super-easy way to keep yourself comfortable throughout the year is dressing weather-appropriate based on the temperature. If you’re in the comfort of your own home, don’t think twice about bundling up in the winter or wearing shorts in the summer. You’re able to manage how you feel without adjusting the temperature of your home and save some money.
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We hope you enjoyed this article and found it helpful! If you need any help with your power or have any questions, please contact us at e3 Power. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you!