For those who want to make a difference in the world and be more energy conscious, we’ve put together tips on saving power for 2022! So this new year, make it your resolution to save energy, and you’ll be rewarded with a smaller energy bill, and your carbon footprint will be less damaging to the environment.
1. Use natural light when possible
The sun’s natural light is free, and it can illuminate your house when it’s beautifully sunny outside. So not only will it make your home brighter, but you’ll also feel happier when the sun’s rays are shining down on you.
Don’t shy away from keeping your windows open or the blinds open when you’re indoors. Let the sunshine in, and you’ll be happy!
2. Cut heating and cooling costs by properly insulating your home
You can save a significant amount of energy by insulating your house. Insulation maintains the heat in your home in the winter and can help keep homes cooler during hot summer months.
An insulated attic will help reduce heat loss, reducing the need for your furnace to work overtime. In the summer, it can help maintain lower air conditioner temperatures and reduce the potential for your air conditioner to overwork itself.
3. Switch to LED light bulbs
LED light bulbs are very common in today’s society, and they’ve become increasingly affordable and energy-efficient. They consume less power; they’re easy to recycle and have no UV rays that can damage your eyesight.
LED lights also last longer than traditional incandescent lights. LED light bulbs come in a wide range of colors and give off purer light than other light bulbs. They’re great for lighting up kitchens and other places where you need to see clearly, like bathrooms and garages.
4. Unplug appliances during the day
Many households leave electronics and appliances plugged in throughout the day, inadvertently costing them money. It’s easy to forget about these small appliances, but you can save money by unplugging them.
Unplugging your TV, computer, and other electronics overnight can also help save energy for the next day. The less energy you use, the better!
5. Fix leaky faucets and showerheads
Leaks can cost you a lot of money. For example, if your faucet is leaking hot water, you are wasting water and the energy to heat it. Fix leaks by replacing the washer in your faucet and reducing the leakage of hot water.
Keep an eye out for leaks under your sink and around plumbing fixtures. There’s nothing worse than discovering that your shower and tub have been dripping all day and wasting a lot of money.
6. Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats automatically adjust the temperature in your home based on what time it is. They’re easy to use and are relatively inexpensive to install.
Programmable thermostats can save you a lot of money. They might even pay for themselves within the first year. When you’re out of the house, set the temperature low so you save money by not overheating your house while no one is home.
These power-saving tips will put some extra cash in your pocket
Saving energy isn’t just about protecting the environment. It’s also about saving money.
Energy-efficient solutions like more efficient light bulbs, insulating your home, and replacing old appliances with energy-efficient ones can easily pay for themselves within a few years. It doesn’t take much time to make a difference, and when you do, you’ll be saving money and being a good environmental citizen to boot. For all your electrical, plumbing, and heating needs, reach out to Atlas Electrical, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing Services