5 Ways To Save On Energy Bills

 

Regardless of whether you’re living in an old or new home, energy costs seem to inevitably arise throughout season changes. If you find yourself struggling to keep the polar temperatures out in the winter and the hot, humid climate out in the summer, this ones for you.

 

With a few precautionary measures, you can actually save money on energy costs during season changes. Here are 5 easy ways to properly winterize or summerize your home to save money on those energy bills.

 

 

Check your furnace or HVAC unit annually.

Annual checks are recommended by heating and cooling experts to make sure that your mechanicals are functioning at peak levels in order to prevent a meltdown. If you don’t have time to schedule a professional inspection, then at the very least, invest in a new filter once or twice a year. The average cost is approximately $10, and it can save you $100’s in energy costs over the course of a year.

Inspect the caulk around your windows and doors.

Having your windows and doors properly caulked prevents the tiniest of drafts from invading your home. Keep in mind that if the cold or hot air is sneaking in, your air or heat is also sneaking out. Stop at your local hardware store (or visit Amazon) and pick up some caulk and a caulking gun and stop those drafts! This might be the best $15 ever spent.

Use under door draft protectors.

Similar to the caulking of your windows, installing draft protectors under doors will help eliminate air drafts. You can also find them at your local hardware store or fairly cheap on Amazon.

Adjust your ceiling fans.

Did you know that by switching the direction of your ceiling fan, you can control where the hot or cold air goes? Switch your fans to rotate clockwise to stop your hot air from rising in the winter or counterclockwise to push the hot air up in the summer!

Invest in a programmable thermostat.

By simply lowering the temperature in your home a few degrees while you sleep or leave, you can save on energy costs. We also recommend taking advantage of the “automatic” option on your thermostat, so air or heat only distributes as needed instead of 24/7.

 

Receive peace of mind when building with Maronda, as every home not only meets, but exceeds the strict guidelines for energy efficiency by the ENERGY STAR® program. This means that your home will conserve energy and save you money on your utility bills. Our commitment to energy efficiency is called the BEE Smart Program. Take a tour of the BEE Smart Home here.

 

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