You can reduce your energy bills with these easy changes:
- Turn off lights when not used and phantom loads to cut wasted energy. What are phantom loads?
- Use a clothesline instead of a dryer.
- Get an energy audit to figure out how your home is performing. We do a light version for free, Ben does a more comprehensive version for a fee, and Everett has a way to help some people with both the audit and implementation.
- Open the windows on beautiful spring days and turn off the HVAC system. This improves indoor air quality and cuts energy.
- Use a ceiling fan instead of turning on the air conditioner. The air moving around the room will improve comfort without using a lot of energy.
- Take shorter showers and install a low-flow showerhead.
- Make sure the air registers are clear of any furniture so when you turn on the system it can work as designed.
- Replace all lights possible with LED bulbs which can use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and open the shades when the sun is not directly shining in.
- Insulate your attic and crawl space correctly – these are often huge comfort and moisture issues in your home.
- Get all the gaps and cracks around your home sealed tight to prevent unwanted air leaks.
While we continue to see energy bills rise and the cost of our energy increase we can reduce the impacts with simple changes.