Energy Efficiency Conservation
It’s easy to reduce your overall expenses when you know exactly what you have to do. The following tips will certainly reduce your energy costs while not constraining you to make too much of an effort. At the end of the month, your bills will be lower and you will have barely felt the changes you had to do.
One of the most important parts of making a house energy efficient is to make sure that you are not spending too much money on lighting. A good idea would be to use LED bulbs and make sure that you install dimmer switches which will allow you to set less energy consumption for your lights. Another way to save money on lighting is to install a motion sensor for your outdoor and indoor needs. You don’t have to put it in all the rooms of your house, just the areas where you don’t go very often and you might forget to turn off the light. Also, for the outdoors, it can be a great way to save on light during the night while keeping the place safe.
Just like a light sensor, having a programmable thermostat is a great way to make sure that you are not spending too much money on heat. This can help you save a lot of money just by keeping the heat down during certain periods of the day. It will also help you set a lower temperature at night, thus saving on energy and having a better sleep. By combining this thermostat with an insulating blanket you will be able to keep warm while saving on heat. If you are spending most of your day at the computer, you can create a warm small environment with the insulating blanket and keep the heat off during most days. Another good tip for cold months is to make sure that you have no drafts that might make the temperature lower inside your house. You can easily put permanent weather stripping on your windows that can keep them sealed and the inside of your house warm.
To keep your house warm even further, installing insulating window treatments might be another great investment and the cost per window is pretty cheap. Also, you don’t need to install them necessarily in all the rooms, just the room you use the most.
Whatever you choose to become cost efficient do remember that there are other ways to make sure that you cut on you energy bill: using the AC less, not leaving your PC on at night and unplugging electronics when they are not in use.