With summer often being the time where people need to cool down rather than heat up, electricity bills tend to be lower. However, it is well known that those costs soar up once it gets chilly out, as heat and energy become a precious commodity that is harder to keep within the walls of your home. Therefore, in order to help you plan ahead to avoid a hefty electricity bill later on, here are 3 ways to reduce your electricity bill.
Properly Insulate Your Home
This is probably the most obvious one, as your home’s insulation is one of the most important ways of keeping heat within. Most homes have insulation, but if it is of poor quality, deteriorated, or not applied well, it can still allow heat to leak through. Make sure to invest in good quality insulation if you haven’t already, as it will save you several in the long run.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
It’s usually a waste to keep the heat running when no one is home. While you don’t want to reduce the level of heat entirely, it is beneficial to turn the heat down so that you don’t burn electricity while you’re not there. And while you could do this manually, having a programmable thermostat will ensure that you don’t forget to turn it down, eliminating the worry of burning through another day of electricity. Beyond this, there are some smart thermostats on the market that automatically regulate your home’s temperatures in a way that reduces electricity consumption, which is the ideal way to maximize savings. If you feel like you could benefit from installing a programmable thermostat in your home, we can help with the installation.
Install Efficient Appliances
The awareness for energy consumption and growing environmental concerns has fueled a rise in home appliances that are designed to consume less energy. Several new refrigerators, washing machines, and stoves can now drastically reduce the amount of electricity used through new features, smart settings, and an overall more efficient design. These are a worthwhile investment towards a large reduction in energy use. If this isn’t an option, however, then we recommend having your appliances regularly inspected to make sure they are functioning well, and aren’t burning through electricity unnecessarily. Our electricians can inspect your appliances for you.
These are just some of the many ways you can reduce your electricity bill, and while your lifestyle and day to day life has the ultimate say in how much energy you consume, having a home and appliances that function well and operate efficiently makes a huge difference as well. If you want to learn more about how you can improve the electrical capabilities of your home, contact us at (978) 388-1522, or by filling out our online inquiry form.