Five Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bills This Coming Winter
Looking to reduce your electric costs this coming winter? Many are saying that energy prices are going to continue to climb into the winter months. Here is a great guide on the things you can do to lower electricity rates and save money.
Reduce Electric Costs
There are two ways to reduce your electricity costs: get a lower rate for electricity if you live in a deregulated state or lower the amount of electricity that you use. If you live in a state that is deregulated for energy, please contact us about finding a lower electricity rate for your home or business. Here is a quick guide to lowering your electric utility costs this winter…
1. Shop for a Lower Rate
Shopping for a lower electricity rate is the first thing you should do to lower your energy costs. If you’re in a deregulated state, finding the lowest rate for electric is the simplest way to save. Our customers can save up to 30% on their electricity rate costs by shopping with our energy suppliers. Interested in finding a lower rate, visit our shopping page or contact one of our energy advisors today!
2. LED Lighting
According to the Department of Energy LED lighting can reduce your electricity usage from lights up to 75%. Replacing your old light bulbs with LED’s can help you to reduce energy consumption and save money. Interested in learning more about energy efficiency solutions? Please contact one of our energy advisors today!
3. Get a Programmable Thermostat
Another energy consuming system in your home is your HVAC. And, when HVAC units are left to their own devices they will consume a lot of energy. Purchasing a programmable thermostat can be a great way to combat an HVAC system that is acting like an energy hog. Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically turn off when rooms are left unoccupied and can even be controlled from mobile devices.
4. Get a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are another great way to conserve energy. Unlike traditional water heaters that have a tank and continually heat water in the tank, a tankless heater heats water on demand. Tankless heaters are proven to be much more energy efficient and even take up less space in your home.
5. Check Your Windows
Older windows that do not have proper insulation can waste a lot of energy. When your heat escapes outside from your window panes in the winter, your heater has to work harder to keep your home warm. Many window companies offer great proposals for how much energy installing new, energy efficient windows can save you. This is another great step to making your home more energy efficient!