Lowering your energy costs might seem impossible these days considering how almost everything needs electricity. But don’t worry; you can actually lower your energy bills with a few simple home adjustments. Read on as Handyman Connection of Chicago NW lists four ways you can do this.
- Switch to LED
If you haven’t already, now is the time to get rid of your old light bulbs and replace them with LED. They use 90% less energy than incandescent light bulbs, and this will help you lower your energy bills significantly. You don’t necessarily have to replace all your bulbs in one go; just replace the most widely used ones. You can replace the rest when they burn out.
- Replace Your Old Windows
Did you know that your windows play a big role in ventilating and insulating your home? And old and worn-out window with poor airtight sealing will let cold and warm air in, and this forces you to rely on your HVAC system to regulate your home’s temperature. So if you have any old windows, be sure to replace them with new ones as soon as possible. You will get great returns on investment in the long run.
- Lower Your Water Heater’s Temperature
Your water heater consumes a lot of electricity, so you might want to lower the temperature to cut back on your energy bill. After all, you don’t really have to turn the dial to full heat all the time; just set it to the temperature you’re most comfortable with.
- Clean Your HVAC Filters
Finally, make sure to clean or change the filters of your HVAC system. Leaving dirt and debris on the filters forces your HVAC to consume more electricity to produce warm or cold air. We recommend changing or cleaning the filters twice every month just to be sure.
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