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Home Improvement  /  April 9, 2018

4 Ways to Cut Energy Use at Home

You don’t need to worry if your energy bill is a bit higher this month. There are simple and effective ways to cut your home’s energy use. You just have to change your lifestyle in a small way and pay more attention to how you use energy at home. Handyman Connection® of Eden Prairie provides four tips to help you cut your electricity bill:

  1. Schedule an Energy Audit. Utility companies often offer free home energy audits to their customers, so you can take advantage of this. An energy audit can provide you with useful information about where you are using energy. You can use the results of an audit to determine the areas that need improvement to reduce your home’s energy consumption.

  1. Eliminate Phantom Loads. Phantom loads refer to energy used by home electronics even when turned off. Typical phantom users include televisions, stereos and many kitchen appliances. You can easily fix this and save money by plugging these items into power strips. Then, just turn off the power strips if you aren’t using the device.

  1. Switch to LED Light Bulbs. One of the quickest ways to save money and energy in your home is by replacing your incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs. LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than typical incandescent bulbs. All you need to do is to switch out the most widely used light bulbs in your home, and then replace the rest as they burn out.

  1. Invest in ENERGY STAR® Appliances. ENERGY STAR-certified appliances are more energy-efficient than their counterparts. If your appliances are over a decade old, we recommend replacing them with new devices that can consume much less energy.

There are many ways to reduce your home’s energy use and cut your energy bills. You can count on Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie to help you implement various energy-saving strategies for your home. Contact us at (952) 777-4875 to learn more about our services. You can also request an estimate.

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