Energy Saving Tips for Fall and Winter: 4 Simple Hacks That Will Cut Your Monthly Bills in Half!
Although we are still enjoying the warm summer breeze, the cold months are approaching which means that it’s time to start thinking about saving energy at home! Nobody wants to make compromises with their comfort, however, it’s no secret that heating systems are one of the main causes for our electricity bills to skyrocket during this time of the year! Start planning ahead with our super simple energy saving tips for fall and winter that you can implement right away!
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Simple Energy Saving Tips for Fall/Winter
Saving money at the cost of your comfort is something you should never aim to do! Saving energy seems like one of the most difficult things to do because we need it in order to run anything in our home. However, over the years I’ve learned some really useful and super easy-to-apply hacks that have literally saved my bank account during cold months! Here’s what they are!
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Check the Temperature of Your Water Heater
If you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t paid much thought to the settings of your water heater. As long as it’s working, and I have hot water, I’m good, right? Wrong! Many of you are wasting so much unnecessary energy because your water heater is set at really high degrees! If it’s set at any degree above 120 °F you are wasting energy, and money, as this is the highest optimal temperature that you need for hot water.
Use Only LED Lights
This tip is absolutely mandatory if by any chance you still haven’t changed your light bulbs to LED ones. Unlike any other bulbs such as the old CFL, the LED ones use up to 90% of the energy they produce, which is incredibly efficient. When Halloween and Christmas come, and you start shopping for decorations, make sure that if you’re getting any lighting it’s LED, as well!
Switch Off the Appliances that You Don’t Use
This is a practice that you will have to be consistent about in order to build up a habit and not have to think about doing it on a day-to-day basis. Some of the appliances that use up the most electric power are those in our kitchen such as: microwave, coffee machine, electric kettle, juicers, blenders and others of that sort. The truth of the matter is that you do not need them to be connected to a power source when you don’t use them and, believe me, the difference this small tip makes is unbelievable!
Use Curtains for Insulation
I understand that not everyone is a fan of the drapes, HOWEVER, when it comes to energy-saving hacks this one works surprisingly well! First, make sure that you’re allowing as much natural light to come into your home during the day as possible. Then, when the Sun moves or sets, close the curtains shut as tightly as possible. The thicker the curtains – the better. The reason why you should do that is because they act as insulation and will help preserve the heat in the room. You can also look into specific thermal curtains, which have an additional insulation layer, as well as padding, which stop the air from circulating from the window.
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