5 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bill
As the winter season approaches, you may be concerned about the increased costs associated with heating your Anoka home. The average cost to heat homes in the winter is $990 per household.
Since utility bills are not fixed costs, the power to control your utility bills is in your hands. Here are 5 ways for you to save money on your utility bill.
Turn Off Lights
Lights that are not being used are one of the biggest causes of high utility bills. A simple way to eliminate this cost is by turning off lights in rooms that are not being used.
With this simple action, you can slash approximately $110 per year. This includes turning off radios and televisions that are not being used.
Purchase Energy Efficient Appliances and Bulbs
It is no secret that older appliances will cost you more money to operate. Newer stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers and refrigerators are made with materials that increase energy efficiency.
Energy efficient light bulbs provide additional savings as well. Not only do energy efficient light bulbs save money, the last longer than traditional bulbs. As you use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, you will notice a significant decrease in your utility bill.
Schedule Routine Energy Audits
Energy auditors will come to your home to determine things that are causing energy to escape through your home. They will assess your HVAC unit, insulation, walls, ceilings and duct work to determine whether they are effective.
An energy audit may cost up to $600. However, it is worth the savings you will enjoy as a result of finding and fixing things that drain energy in your home.
Purchase a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are great tools to help you set your home’s temperature to accommodate your peak heating and cooling times. They give you the ability to control your HVAC’s output during regularly scheduled times of the day.
In order for them to be effective, you must develop the habit of using them. They can save money on your utility bill if you program them to do so.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
You should call a technician to schedule HVAC maintenance at least once per year. This action will help you determine whether your unit is working properly.
By taking these actions, you can slash your utility bill by hundreds of dollars each year.
It’s time to change your Anoka, MN home’s energy use. Call Superior Heating Cooling and Electric at 763-422-1721 for energy-efficient HVAC services.