4 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home
Here at Alps, we are passionate about helping homeowners save money on their energy bills. Fortunately, there are more ways to save energy than just installing a new HVAC system. Because of this, we thought we would share a few tips outside of the HVAC world to help you save money.
Be sure to plug your home electronics into a power strip. When you aren’t using them, simply turn the power strip off. Many people don’t know that electronics still use a small amount of electricity, even when they are turned off. By turning off the power strip, it will prevent the electronics from being able to use electricity.
Turn your water heater down as much as you can. If you have your water heater really hot, you are paying to constantly keep your water at that higher temperature. The lower you can turn your water heater, the more energy you will save. Additionally, if your water heater is in a place that gets cold during the winter, consider insulating your water heater.
Replacing your incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) can save you an incredible amount of money over the long run. The cost of replacing all of your existing light bulbs with CFLs can easily be made up with the amount of money you save on your electricity bills.
Air Dry Clothes and Dishes
Instead of using the dry cycle on your dish washer, or using your clothes dryer altogether, consider air drying your clothes and dishes. While this might take more time, it can save you a lot of money on your energy bill. If you plan ahead and account for the additional time it will take, it can pay off in the long run.
If you have more questions about how to save money on your energy bills, please give us a call at 800-994-2577.