Owning a home comes with expenses that simply cannot be avoided. However, you can reduce those expenses by reducing your home’s energy cost. Reducing your home’s energy cost is simple by following the tips below:
#1 Insulation in Attic
Adding insulation in attic can dramatically help reduce energy cost by keeping heat in during the cold months and cool air in during the hotter months. Without proper insulation in attic, you tend to use more fuel to heat your home in the wintertime and more electricity to run the air conditioner in the summertime to keep it cool.
#2 Switch to Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Replacing all your light bulbs in the home with energy efficient kinds can dramatically reduce electricity cost.
#3 Unplug Electronics
Turning off electronics and unplugging them from outlets when they are not being used will greatly reduce energy costs and help you put some money back into your pocket for other necessities.
#4 Switch to Energy Efficient Appliances
If you do not already have energy efficient appliances in your home, now is the time to switch too them. They will help reduce energy cost and help you start saving up money again.
#5 Wash Dishes in the Dishwasher
Trying to wash dishes by hand actually uses more water and energy because it keeps the water heater going constantly. You can reduce the amount of energy and water your use by letting a dishwasher do the work for you, and this includes the pre-rinsing.
#6 Cook Multiple Meals in the Oven
If you are going to use the oven to make meals, why not make up a few meals at a time and bake them all at once. This will save time when it comes to cooking meals for you and your family and cuts cost on your energy bill.
#7 Keep the Refrigerator and Freezer Full
You may think this next energy saving tip is strange, but it does work. Keeping your refrigerator and freezer full at all times saves on the amount of electricity being used to help keep your food cold. This is because the frozen foods packed together serve as a form of self-insulating and cooling, enabling the appliance to maintain normal temperatures for longer periods.
#8 Add Solar Panels
Adding solar panels to your home can help reduce your electricity bill dramatically. This is because your using the sun’s energy to help provide electricity and heat to your home naturally.
For more information on how insulation in your attic can help with your home’s energy efficiency, contact our team at Yellowhammer Roofing, serving Huntsville and the surrounding area.