Saving Money by Saving Energy, With These 5 Tips
February 8, 2017
Energy costs have risen greatly in the last decade and that makes heating and cooling your home costly. However, there are five ways energy saving can be done such as
- Finding more energy efficient ways to heat and cool your home. One way is to install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can be used instead of air conditioners and that can save you money. In the summer, ceiling fans add coolness to your air conditioner by keeping the air in your home circulated and cool. In the winter, they distribute warm air from your heating system and that makes your heating system work more efficiently. In addition, install a programmable thermostat. Energy efficiency thermostats can save you money.
- Install a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide hot water only when it is needed. Keep in mind; tankless water heaters don’t produce standby energy losses like traditional storage water heaters. What makes this system different is that they heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When hot water is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Then, an electric element or gas burner heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters put out hot water when needed and you don’t have to wait for a storage tank to fill up with hot water. An energy audit can also help
- Seal and insulate your home. This is a project you can do yourself. Here are areas where leakage in your home may occur: electrical receptacles, around pipes and wires, mail slots, wall or window mounted air conditioners, fireplace dampers, poor weather stripping around doors, baseboards and window frames.
- Installing efficient showerheads and toilets. One way to do this is by installing low-flow showerheads. Low-flow toilets are still another way.
- Replace an old 3.5-gallon toilet with a modern, low-flow 1.6 gallon toilet? You can save about two gallons a flush and save 12,000 gallons of water each year.
Energy costs have risen greatly in the last decade and that makes heating and cooling your home costly. However, by implementing a few things, such as those mentioned above, you can save time, money and energy. Getting an energy audit can greatly improve your home energy efficiency as well.