5 Energy Saving Secrets
Receiving a high energy bill at the end of each month can be a real nail biter. We know the struggle and want to help! Here are five energy (and money) saving secrets you might not know:
Change up your lights
Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient alternatives, you can spend a fraction of the cost lighting up your home. Whether it be CFL, LED, Halogen lights, either choice will last at least 3 to 10 times longer. LED lights are the most popular choice for U.S. homeowners today, so if you want to go with a safe option, this is a smart choice.
Alternate window treatments
By changing your drapes each season, you can lower the amount of heat and air you need. In the summer, choose heavy, blackout drapes to block the sun, and in winter, bring out the sheer curtains to allow more sunlight in.
Know your thermostats limits
In the winter, set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees, that way you save about 5 percent for every degree lower. And when the weather warms up, set your thermostat no lower than 78 degrees in the summer.
Wash only full loads of laundry in cold water and line-dry your clothes as much as possible to decrease excess use of electricity (plus this heats up your home in the summer). And don’t forget, when you washing up, don’t let the water run when you don’t need it.
Spend less on HVAC
That’s right! Heating and air makes up for nearly 56 percent of your household expenses – one of the biggest energy hogs at home. By choosing an energy efficient HVAC, you can significantly reduce the cost plus reduce carbon pollution.
At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we offer a wide array of home heating and cooling solutions to help you save money and energy. To learn more about these services and more, give us a call at (630) 576-9235 or visit our website. And don’t forget, we are just a phone call away for any and all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!