Winter means so many fun things…Christmas, snow (if you love the snow like I do), parties and family time. Winter also means higher energy bills for all of us. Ya’ll know by now that we try to save money in little ways each month…and those savings do add up!
Did you know that October is Energy Awareness Month? Mike Clear, VP of Operations at American Home Shield, is helping you lower your energy bill by sharing these energy-saving tips:
4 Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill
Tolerable Temps: When the household is sleeping turning down the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save 5 to 15 percent a year on your heating bill. This is a savings of about 1% for each degree!
Furnace Care: To improve efficiency and save money, replacing your furnace filter once a month can add years to the life of your furnace.
Clean Your Coils: Refrigerator condenser coils are easily overlooked. Use a handheld vacuum to clean and rid the coils of loose particles and dust so it won’t have to work as hard!
Oven Lovin’: Without a proper oven seal, more than 20% of the oven’s heat can be lost, leading to longer cooking times and lost energy. Check the seal around the door for breaks or cracks, and replace the seal for optimal oven performance.
How great are these tips? We all know to turn lights off when they aren’t in use, but these are tips that I know I don’t think of that often. I plan to put these ideas into use ASAP to help relieve some of the budget stress that higher energy bills bring in the winter time.
What do you do to conserve energy in your home?