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Electrical  /  January 7, 2019

4 Ways You Can Lower Your Home’s Energy Consumption

High electric bills are a problem for many homeowners. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption. Changes in your lifestyle and keeping track of your energy usage helps you become aware of what needs to be done to lower energy costs once and for all. Today’s blog post from Handyman Connection of Matthews offers some important tips to get you started.

Getting an Energy Audit

Pursuing an energy audit allows you to find out how much energy you use every single day. It is a useful tool to determine which parts of your home experience energy loss and find out how to curb the use of power to achieve savings. Many utilities companies offer this service for free.

Unplugging Idle Electronics and Appliances

An appliance that is turned off but remains plugged to the outlet still consumes energy. As such, it pays to unplug electronics when they’re not in use, including TVs, stereos and kitchen appliances. Alternatively, you can plug them into power strips. Get in the habit of turning them off between uses.

Install Ceiling and Attic Fans

You can’t just rely on your HVAC system to warm or cool your indoors throughout the day. Install ceiling fans to keep the air moving around and achieve comfort. Do the same for your attic in an effort to keep everything cool and to eliminate hot air.

Change Your Lightbulbs

Replace your incandescent bulbs with LED ones. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and subsequent costs. They use up to 90% less energy, which contributes to your effort to achieve savings.

For more ideas and tips to reduce your home’s energy use, turn to Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa. Our experienced pros can assist you to implement a variety of energy-saving methods for your home. Get started today by calling (704) 255-5626 or fill out our form to request a free estimate.

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