Just when you thought winter would never end, you turn around and find the dog days of summer at your heels. Gone are the temperate days of spring where you could keep your doors and windows open. It’s time to start cranking up the air conditioner and steeling yourself for a really big electric bill.
Staying cool in the summer doesn’t have to break the bank, though. There are a number of changes you can make in your home that’ll help you save. Read on to learn more!
Swap Out Old Appliances
If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, then it’s probably safe to say that the appliances have been there for the long haul. They might be working just fine, but old appliances are major energy hogs.
Today’s appliances are designed to be functional and energy-efficient. Every appliance, from refrigerators to washers and dryers, has been tested for its ability to perform without utilizing a ton of energy. Check Energy Star ratings to see which appliances fit in your budget and meet the needs of your home.
If saving on your electric bill isn’t enough of a reason to swap out, just think of how great your home will look with your new appliances!
What better way to save on electricity than to produce it yourself.
Solar electricity has come a long way over the years, and more and more Americans are choosing to add solar panels to their home. Most people add panels to their roof, but you can install panels on the ground as well.
They’re especially effective for people who live in areas that see a significant amount of sunlight throughout the year. Think Arizona, Nevada, and California.
Check out this info to see how much money solar panels can save you.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
You might be wondering how a different thermostat can help you save money on electricity.
Smart thermostats are designed to have wireless connectivity and to learn about your energy usage. This means that you have more control over the temperature in your home, even when you aren’t there. For example, if you forgot to turn the temperature up before you left the house, you can just log in to the app and reset the temperature.
You can do this when you leave for vacation for even bigger savings!
Your Electric Bill Is About to Shrink!
There’s nothing worse than coming home from a long day at work and finding a huge electric bill in your mailbox. Saving money on your electricity doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being comfortable in your own home. By following these tips, you and your wallet will be able to breathe a big sigh of relief!
Saving on your home’s electricity is just one component of homeownership. You’re bound to have a ton of other questions about making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Check out the rest of our blog for all the information you need to do just that!