Any excuse is good to save at home given today’s inflation. There are many effective ways of reducing energy expenses at home, and as a result, saving on your electricity, water, and gas bills. For this reason, Tecnotramit wants to take advantage of this new post and give you 10 tips on a couple of suggestions that you can start using at home to achieve this.
1. Insulation and sealing: Make sure your home is properly insulated to avoid losing heat and cold. Check windows, doors, ceilings, and walls to identify possible drafts.
2. Programmable thermostat: Use a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature depending on the time of day and your needs. Reduce heating or air conditioning when not at home or when sleeping.
3. Efficient electrical appliances: Choose high energy efficient household appliances when replacing them. These appliances use less energy and can save you money on bills in the long-run.
4. LED light bulbs: Change your incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs for LED ones, which are more efficient and long-lasting, and will save you on your electricity bills.
5. Switch appliances on stand-by mode off: Many devices waste energy even when not in use. Switch off and unplug electronic devices if you don’t need them.
6. Efficient showerheads and taps: Install efficient showerheads and water taps to reduce water usage without compromising on comfort.
7. Smart washing machines and dryers: Wash clothes on the cold setting when possible and make sure to fully load the washing machine and dryer for optimal use.
8. Renewable energy: If feasible, think about installing solar panels to generate part of your consumed power.
9. Hot water temperature control: Regulate your boiler to 120°F (around 48°C) and consider using a high efficiency boiler or a tankless water heater if appropriate for your home.
10. Education and habits: Raise awareness among your family members about how important it is to save on energy and water. Encourage these types of habits to save on energy, which can make a difference in your utility consumption, and therefore, your bills.