As we continue through spring and into the summer months, we’ll be changing our normal heating and cooling habits. This past winter saw some brutally cold temps nationwide, with low temperatures even hitting the south pretty hard. This resulted in many higher than normal energy bills for these months, and many wondering how to avoid such high bills again.
You can make general improvements to your home energy use to cut back on energy costs. Some homes can see electricity bills in excess of $400, but there are many ways to make your home more energy efficient. Insulating your home can have a major positive impact on your bills. Insulation keeps the temperature of your home more constant, keeping your heating and cooling systems from overworking. Weather-stripping your home to plug any air leaks will also make your home more efficient.
Another great way to make your heating and cooling systems much more efficient is to install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can be set to run your heat or AC while you are home until you go to bed, then shut themselves off, run again in the morning as you get ready for work, and then shut down while you are away. These thermostats run on their own, so you don’t need to worry about if you forget to turn it off. You can also have professionals come to your home to perform an energy audit to find any areas that will need improving.
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