by Eva Martinez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Like every homeowner you wants to know how to keep your bills in manageable and acceptable digits, there are systems specially designed to answer this. Systems guaranteed to make your bills and worries lower.
Let us start from:
Insulating – As we all know that clothes keep our body warm by trapping the body heat inside, similarly the same principle goes with keeping the house warm in winter.
Keeping the house tightly insulated is the best thing but not always the easiest thing to do. Any gap left around the wall enclosure will deteriorate the quality of the insulation i.e. around electrical boxes, pipes and wires. The alternative in this situation might b cellulose insulation which eliminates gaps and voids making the walls 100% insulated.
This is not all.
Air sealing – Leaks around the house are responsible for 40% of our heating or cooling consumption which means that no matter how good is your insulation, if it has leaks you cannot assure total savings.
Now it is time to solve the minor issues that add big costs on our home energy once we have ensured that our home is properly insulated.
Cleaning the air filter gives two benefits;
1. Clean air filter doesn’t ask the heating system to do some extra work.
2. A clean air filter provides clear air even the house is insulated.
30% straight savings come from leak free ducts of our heating systemsso if we can make sure that there are no leakages there then we can save a good chunk of money from it.
We should turn on our electronic appliances only when we have to use them and never leave them turned on when we are away. Lights should be turned off when not in use. Similarly, the thermostat should also be lowered when we are away or sleeping.
We should set our machine to cold dial. Washing machines consume up to 90% more energy on heating the water then using tap water.
By using small electric burners when cooking gives us better savings than large burners. It also keeps our heating system less stressful and helps in maintaining the temperature of the house.
Next, lower down the thermostat of your refrigerator as well.
Using a fireplace to warm up the house is quite cheaper than using theheating systems.
Maintaining – Keeping our homes well maintained gives us a lot of savings. We should invest in energy saving devices that keep our homes arm at the same time keeps our heating system work as efficiently as possible.
Regular checks on the ducts for leakages and cleaning of air filters will definitely make our heating systems work efficiently.
Now, my dear friend you have a bill in your hand that is both manageable and acceptable
Try all these and observe the difference they can bring to your monthly electricity bill. If you want a comfortable and tension free life, lets install home energy saving devices in your home and enjoy unlimited benefits.
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