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5 New Year’s Resolutions To Make Your Home More Efficient

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to save money? You have 12 months and 365 days to accomplish this. One way you can save money this year is to make your home more efficient. Here’s how!

  1. Lower Your Thermostat

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lowering your thermostat just 10 to 15 degrees while you’re away can save you 5%-15% in energy costs every year.

If you also invest in a programmable or smart thermostat, you can adjust the temperature remotely – another huge benefit. By having the ability to manage your temperature while you’re away, you can easily balance your comfort with your finances. When the heat rises in the summertime, it’s common to want to run your air conditioner all day long to make sure the home is nice and cool when you return. However, with the ability to control the temperature from your mobile phone, you can turn your AC unit on shortly before you arrive home so it’s not running all day when no one is there to enjoy it.

  1. Install Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads can save you lots of water and money. A low-flow fixture is designed to achieve these savings by having a lower flow rate of water, or a smaller quantity than the older, less-efficient plumbing fixtures.

  1. Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs

Out with the old and in with the new. This year, consider replacing all your incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient, LED bulbs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, incandescent light bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat whereas LEDs emit very little heat. That being said, LED lights are able to use their light and energy more efficiently to save you money on energy bills. In fact, they use up to 80% less energy than incandescents. Not only that, but they are more versatile, and they last longer compared to incandescent bulbs.

  1. Replace Filters In Your Home Regularly

Air filters in your home should be changed regularly to keep your system operating smoothly and efficiently. It’s recommended that you change your filters every 1-3 months. Dirty and clogged air filters can require additional energy be used to keep your unit running at its best, which can cause a spike in your utility bill.

  1. Improve Your Insulation

By improving your home’s insulation, you can save anywhere between 10%-50% of your overall heating bill. If you lack the proper attic insulation, there’s a good chance your heating and cooling are escaping every season. Not only can this cause high energy costs, but this can also cause energy loss.

Contact OnTime Service For All Your Home Comfort Needs in Birmingham, AL and Surrounding Areas!

Do you have New Year’s Resolutions to make your home more efficient this year? At OnTime Service, we are your one-stop-shop for all things home comfort. Whether you need electrical, HVAC, plumbing or insulation service, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today at 205-942-1405 or online by filling out our form here.