The New Year is the time when most people reflect on how to improve themselves and their lives. If one of your goals is getting your financing in order or reducing your impact on the planet, resolving to reduce energy consumption is a great place to start.
Using less energy is easier than you may think, and with these simple tips, it’s a resolution you can stick to!
4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Energy Consumption in 2017
- Upgrade your thermostat. Kick your old thermostat to the curb and replace it with a programmable thermostat to save up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling bills. Programmable thermostats allow homeowners to set different temperatures for different rooms and times of days. This means you’ll only have to heat or cool your home and specific rooms when they’re in use.
- Replace those old appliances. Old appliances waste a lot of energy. Electronics and appliances account for about 20% of your home’s energy consumption. Replacing old appliances with new Energy Star certified products can drastically reduce your usage and lower your bills. Switching to energy efficient appliances may also make you eligible for valuable tax incentives.
- Switch to a tankless water heater. If you have a conventional water heater with a storage tank, it’s likely one of the biggest energy hogs in your home. These heaters have to run almost non-stop to keep a constant supply of hot water. During the winter months, they have to work even harder to stay warm, further driving up your energy bills.Tankless water heaters only warm water when it is needed, making the much more energy efficient.
- Use power strips. Did you know that chargers and electronic devices draw power regardless of whether they’re actually in use? These energy vampires could be costing you about an extra $100 per year, but there’s an easy solution. Just plug everything into power strips, and turn them off when you aren’t using your devices.
At Triple Service, we can help you find ways to reduce energy consumption in your home in 2017. Contact us today to find out more! Call 815-539-3828.