In this day and age, we are all trying to find ways to save us a little bit of money. This extra cash could go toward bill, a down payment on a house or even just for fun spending cash. During the summer months, we know that your energy bills can get really high with an air conditioner doing constant work; why not cut your bill down with some of these energy-saving tips?
When you leave a room, leave the house, or during the day, turn off your lights! It’s a simple solution that can save you a lot of money in the long run. Make it a habit to turn off lights when you leave a room, and only have lights on in a room that is currently occupied. When you leave the house, turn off all the lights, except for a small lamp or two for pets or to avoid returning to a dark house.
Smart thermostats are a great way to save some money on your electric bill because they learn your family’s habits and can adjust the temperature of your house to what you like. It learns when you are gone and turns the temperature down to avoid heating or cooling an empty house. If you can’t afford a smart thermostat, get in the habit of turning your A/C up or heat down when no one is home.
Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and cook outside! There are so many things you can cook on your grill or in your smoker that don’t require heating up your oven. By heating up your stove or oven inside, you’re heating the entire house which makes your air conditioner work harder. Not sure what to cook? Check out our recommendations here.
During the day, the sun can come in through windows and really heat up your house. Block a little bit of that sunlight by closing all blinds and curtains during the day. If you have rooms that aren’t used frequently, close those blinds and leave them shut until you use the room.
Energy-efficient light bulbs are definitely the future of lighting your home. Make the switch now and use light bulbs that are still bright, but use significantly less energy than the old ones.
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