Become a Saver: How to Save Energy & Money
Forget Time. Energy is Money.
You are a saver. Even if you are the type that likes to de-clutter, spring clean, and donate your possessions, you want to save money. You also likely want to save energy and save the planet. Luckily for you, all three of these things are intricately related. When you save energy you save money, not to mention the Earth’s valuable resources. Here are some ways you can preserve energy around your home and keep more cash in your wallet.
1. Stop Phantom Loading – Phantom loading is the term for leaving turned-off appliances plugged in. It is believed that 75% of the power used to charge electronics and appliances (in the home) is spent when the appliances are turned off. Unplug appliances you are not using. Some people find it easier to plug their appliances into a power strip and then turn the entire power strip on and off.
2. Use Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs – Some CFL bulbs save over $30 in their lifetime. They also last up to ten times longer than their traditional counterparts. A little added cost upfront will quickly be offset by lower energy costs over time.
3. Install a Programmable Thermostat – A programmable thermostat allows you to change the temperature based on the time of day. For example, you can program the heat so that it is off when no one is home, yet turns on shortly before your return. This means when you return home after a day’s work you will be greeted by both an ideally climate-controlled place and energy savings.
4. Seal Air Leaks – Look for places where the cold (or heat in the summer) enters your home from the outside. Seal these areas. Windows, doors, and vents are the most common sites of air leaks.
5. Upgrade Insulation – By upgrading the insulation in your walls, floor, ceiling, and attic, you can better control the temperature inside your home.
Become a saver. Your energy bill will go down and the balance in your bank account will go up. There are dozens more energy-preserving tips you can follow. For more tips and information, contact Just In Time Furnace Inc. today.