There are many ways to make your home more energy efficient. Some ways are more difficult than others, but for the purpose of this article, we will discuss three easy ways. So relax, follow along, and enjoy!
Make a more energy efficient home
1. Turn up the AC when nobody is going to be home
Your AC works hard during the summer, which kind of contradicts the theme of this article, which is to be easy. If nobody is going to be at home, why should the air conditioner be running as if you were there?
Raise your thermostat a few degrees while you’re gone to give your AC a break. Even better advice? Invest in a smart thermostat that will learn your schedule and do it for you. Now that’s easy.
2. Turn off the lights
There are bound to be some lights in your home that are on but shouldn’t be. So turn them off when you go out. In addition to lights, turn off any electronics or fans that are unnecessarily on. If they’re not being used, but they’re on, then it’s just energy going to waste.
3. Close all of the windows and doors
This is another point related to the AC (or heat pump). When the AC is working to keep the house cool, but it’s constantly receiving hot air from an open window or door, then it’s going to be working extra hard to keep the house cool. This is going to cost your home more energy.
However, if you would like to keep a window or door open, be sure the temperature of your thermostat matches the temperature of the weather. Otherwise, simply turn off the AC or keep the doors and windows closed.
There you have it – three easy ways to make your home more energy efficient. Keep these methods in mind and you should definitely see a reduction in your utility expenses! What are your tips for making your home more energy efficient?