If you are like most homeowners, chances are, you are always on the lookout for energy saving tips that can save you a few bucks on your utility bill. Being conscious of your energy consumption can not only save you money but can contribute to a healthier environment – through little tweaks and sacrifices.
To help you better your energy consumption habits, we have made a list of tips just for you. Read on and kick-start your energy saving habit today!
- Beware of electronic devices that are on standby mode.
When we turn off our electronic devices, most of them revert to standby mode instead of completely shutting off. Take note of these appliances and remember to plug them out before you turn in for the night.
These energy-sucking vampires continue to consume a steady amount of electricity whilst on standby mode. If you don’t really need the TV to turn on at a whim in the morning, might as well remove the plug from the socket.
- Don’t let pressure get to you.
Water heating fixtures that exert high pressure can be very relaxing but can consume a lot of energy. If it is not absolutely necessary, turn down the water pressure and enjoy your bath all the same.
- Remember to shut down your computer or put it to sleep – at least.
Keeping your computer on throughout the night with the screensaver running consumes the same amount of energy when you are steadily using it. If you are ready to turn in for the night, remember to shut it down properly or put it to sleep/hibernate mode.
- Keep your fridge fully stocked.
Keeping your fridge fully stocked prevents hot air from penetrating the fridge whenever someone opens the door – thus causing the motor on your fridge to work on hyper drive. Keeping your fridge tightly packed helps in cold air retention.
- Give your appliances an upgrade.
If you are still using age-old appliances in your home, you might want to consider upgrading. Old appliances tend to consume more power than new ones, thus causing your utility bill to shoot off the roof.
- Air-dry your loungewear.
Choose to air-dry clothes that you only wear around the house. Your favourite shabby shirt does not need to look presentable as your work clothes so best to just air-dry them.
These are a few tips to help you save on your next utility bill. Once you make a habit out of these tips, saving money and energy will be a whole lot easier. For all your other home improvement needs, give us at George Kent a call. We have been providing quality home improvement solutions in Peterborough, Uxbridge, Oshawa, Newmarket, Orangeville, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Woodbridge, Mississauga, Etobicoke and beyond! Give us a call at 1.800.668.5439 today!