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Save On Energy With These Tips

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23 July 2021. Right now, we’re sweating it out in July which means it’s the summer. During these months, you may think about the fact you’re finally saving some money on not using the heating, but that doesn’t mean that you’re saving energy. You want to remain cool in the summer months, and that’s why you’ve been cranking up the AC and cooling off after a long day in the sunshine. The thing is, you need to also prepare your home right now for the change in the weather ahead.

Staying comfortable throughout the summer is easy with air conditioning, but it’s the cooler months that are more expensive when it comes to staying comfortable. There are plenty of ways, though, that you can ensure that the energy industry is getting what’s needed from you and no more. This allows you to stick to your budget as much as possible. If you want to go the distance and save as much energy as possible this winter, you need to follow the tips below.

  1. Start looking at your thermostat and the temperature you set it to. Every single time you go above 20 degrees, you are adding more money to your heating bill. Keep your thermostat between 18 and 20 degrees and don’t change it. You can ensure that your home stays warm enough no matter the outside temperature!
  2. Close all of the doors for the rooms that you’re not using. If you only heat the rooms in which you spend the most time, you are going to make good savings on your energy bill. Shutting the doors keeps the heating in, and the rooms will stay warm through the day.
  3. Where you remember, turn off your devices and appliances and don’t leave them plugged in overnight if you can avoid it. You’ll save far more energy when you turn things off at the outlet rather than leave them on standby all night.
  4. Don’t run half loads of the washer – always fill them up. The same is true for your dishwasher if you have one. You can save yourself a ton of money and energy use if you only wash either of these when they’re full up.
  5. Switch off your lights! It’s nice to pop on a hall light for overnight with the kids, but you should think about turning it off and using battery operated nightlights, instead. You need to save as much energy as possible and your lights can use more than you think they can.
  6. Speaking of lights, switch the bulbs to LED lightbulbs. You will use less energy, the bulb won’t get so hot. LED lights use far less energy than any other type of lightbulb, and you can see such a difference almost immediately in your energy bills when you make the switch.
  7. Swap the dryer for the sunshine. If you live in a good weather area, consider getting rid of your dryer. You can use the power of the sun to dry your clothes and that’ll be a free way to get it done quickly.

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