Tips for Saving Energy During the Winter and Fall Months
Fall and winter tend to be the months that people use most of their energy. They’re trying to heat their home, light up decorations, and light the home as the nights get longer. You can make energy savings with these great tips.
Unplug and Switch Off
When you’re finished using something, unplug it from the wall. Rather than leaving your TV on standby, turn it off. Not only are you protecting yourself from a fire, but you will save money instantly. Standby modes and keeping everything plugged in after use is just wasting energy!
Turn the Thermostat Down
Sure, you want a warm house but you don’t need to have the thermostat all the way up! Higher temperatures don’t make your heating work quicker and you don’t really need that extra heat. Find your comfortable temperature, we believe around 64-68 degrees is just right for the winter months. At this temperature you’ll be comfortable and save a fortune bringing it down from around 75 degrees.
Switch to Energy Saving Bulbs
If you want to make energy savings, it’s time to look at your bulbs. The energy saving options could save you as much as a dollar per hour of use. That’s just one bulb within one hour. Chances are you use three or four bulbs at a time, depending on the layout of your home. And you will use them for at least eight hours during the winter period. You’ll save around $8 per night per bulb, which is $56 per week. It’s worth it in the end.
It’s time to save money with the above tips. Yes, you can do it and still enjoy the heating. Make a few changes to your bulb and standby use and you’ll see energy savings around the whole home.