Ways to Save Energy

There are ways to bring down your energy bills during the winter months (and summer months as well) if your home is properly built or updated with the latest products.

There are many different methods that can reduce your energy use, including efficient windows and doors that are well sealed from the outside, or a properly insulated attic.  There are also  temporary ways to reduce drafts into or outside the home with products we carry, but that does not solve the underlying problem of an energy inefficient home.

Lighting accounts for about 20% of the average home’s electric bill. LEDs use up to 90% less energy and can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

There are room wall light switches that sense movement and turn on lights, as well as turn them off, after a certain amount of inactive time.  This makes sure that lights go off after room use if you don’t switch it off.  Another great way to be sure you are saving on energy, potentially up to $25 per year just by installing these.

Smart thermostats can save up to $120 annually and typically pay for themselves in two years. You can also save energy and money by controlling your home’s temperature from anywhere using your smart device.

Some smart thermostats even notify you when the system isn’t operating at top condition. You’ll know when to change a dirty filter or schedule a tune-up before you need a costly repair.  Plus, many are now WIFI connected, so you can control it with a smartphone within your home, or connect with an app that allows you to change it when you’re not home.