Keep costs low and cut down your energy bill.
The cost of fuel is rising, and plenty of homeowners are looking to cut back on their monthly expenditure of energy. Fortunately, this doesn’t require spending money on green power gadgets or sacrificing your sanity! With a few simple tricks and minor adjustments, you can cut down your energy bill and better the environment!
Unplug your devices. Even if your electronics are turned off, they’re still sucking up energy through the socket. You’re essentially paying for your devices to be turned off, which is more efficient as wasting money than flushing it down the toilet. Unplug today!
Upgrade your appliances. When you shop for appliances, look for the Energy Star label. It means that the appliance meets certain energy-efficient guidelines, saving your energy and pocket. Once you spring for a new device, always recycle your old one!
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. Make the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs) that use up to 75 percent less energy!
Replace your filters. Clogged air filters often lead to air-conditioned units and other items breaking down. Before it gets to this stage, the dirty air filter causes your unit and dryer to work harder to its job, therefore, using more energy.
Adjust your thermostat. Instead of turning up the central heating, put a sweater on! Before you turn the air conditioner on, take off a layer and have a cold drink. Trying to regulate your body temperature naturally will save you money, as you won’t be turning to your thermostat as often.
Wash your clothes cold. Heating the water in the wash drum accounts for about 90 percent of the energy that your machine uses. Not only will it save you money by using cold water, but you also won’t have to separate your darks and lights!
Splurge for solar panels. One of the best ways to save electricity is to produce your own. With grants and payment plans available, you can put the sun’s energy to use!
From the insurance professionals at Lofgren Agency, we hope that you enjoyed these tricks to cut down your energy bill and benefit the planet! For more tips on how to save money and fully ensure your home’s protection, contact us today for reliable insurance policies!