Posted on: 20 November 2017Share
So, your energy bills are too high. Did you know that you can lower them without spending money on any special gadgets or anything like that? There are some very simple tips and tricks that can help you drive your energy costs down without losing your sanity.
Heat and Air Conditioning
If you live in an area where the weather is nice all year long, air conditioning usage probably accounts for most of your bills. However, if you live in an area where the temperatures are low most of the time, heat is probably the thing that costs you the most.
Keep Your Vents Clean and Open
If you have heat and central air conditioning in your home, make sure to check all the vents. Some of them may be closed. So, check them even if you are completely sure that all of them are open. When all the vents are open, the system will run more efficiently due to even air distribution.
There are some people who believe that closing the vents can reduce energy consumption. But that is not true because closing vents can actually make your energy costs go up.
Promote Better Airflow
Sometimes good airflow is not the only thing that you need in order to keep the right temperature in your home. When it is hot in your home, the heat will escape either through the ceiling or another floor. And if you push the air upwards, you will make the heat go out faster. However, when it is cold in your home, you want to make the heat stay in your home. Both of these tasks can be easily achieved by using fans.
When it comes to laundry machines, you probably already know that washing your clothing on the cold water setting can significantly reduce the energy costs. Another thing that is great about this setting is that you don't need to separate light and dark colors because the colors will not run very easily. As you can see, not only will the cold water setting save some energy, but it will reduce the amount of work that you have to do as well.
Basically, what works with laundry machines works with dishwashers as well. What this means is that if you use your dishwasher as efficiently as possible, you can save significant amount of energy and a significant amount of money as well.