Earlier this summer, we talked a little bit about how you can save money on your air conditioning bills, while still keeping your home feeling cool and comfortable. Since then, we have had some readers ask us how they can save money on their energy bills year round. At North Central Florida Air Conditioning, we understand that homeowners are always looking for new ways to save money and energy and we have a few tips that can help.
Unplug Your Appliances
The majority of the electricity used in a home is electricity that is consumed while the devices are actually turned off. According to the U.S. Department of energy, about 75% of the electricity used to power electronics is used while they are turned off. This occurs because the devices are left plugged in. In order to really reduce your energy consumption, try unplugging your devices when they are not in use. This will prevent them from using unnecessary energy.
We may have mentioned this before, but we cannot stress this enough. Programmable thermostats automatically adjust your home’s temperature to your schedule, so your home feels comfortable only when you need it to. This can save you a significant amount of money on the heating and cooling bills for your Gainesville home.
Wait, how does conserving water help reduce energy costs? It takes a lot of energy to heat your water. If you are conscious about how much water you use, you can end up saving a lot of money on your energy bill. Whether you are taking a shower or washing dishes, try to use as little water as possible in order to lower your energy bills.