Regardless of the size of your home or family, there are ways to cut back on electricity and natural gas usage. Energy saving methods not only benefit the environment, but reduce your monthly expenses.
Your cell phone, laptop, e-reader, MP3 player, tablet, and other favorite gadgets all require power, which is usually transmitted through a charger. One of the easiest ways to save energy is to unplug those chargers when they are not in use. This stops the charger from drawing power.
Update older appliances whenever possible because newer models feature energy-efficient components that will help you consume less power. Lower the temperature on your water heater and raise the temperature in your refrigerator or freezer. Appliances used infrequently should be unplugged.
The sun is a powerful ally in the winter and somewhat of an enemy in the summer. During the winter, open blinds and shades to admit sunlight, as this will give your furnace a break. In the summer months, use blackout or thermal shades to prevent sunlight from working against your air conditioner.
Install a programmable thermostat so you don’t forget to adjust it. Find the optimum temperature for energy saving and comfort, but avoid radical changes in the thermostat settings from one part of the day to the next.
Your heating and cooling systems require regular maintenance to function at peak efficiency. Save energy with Edmonton furnace cleaning and regular A/C inspections. A professional will tell you when something needs to be fixed, replaced, or updated, and you won’t have to worry about wasted power.
Energy saving strategies should become a habit. You should devote yourself to continued education about ways to save energy. Keep abreast of the latest developments in energy-efficient living. For maintenance or installation, call us today so we can help you save money!