The average American household will spend around $111 a month on their energy bill, depending on where they live and their family needs. What if you could cut this bill in half every month and save hundreds throughout the year?
There are some things you can do and investments you can make to start saving money each month, so you can put that money towards more important investments like retirement, your mortgage or things you want. Here are a few key tips that will deliver great results without having to change your level of comfort or lifestyle.
The ducts around your home could be letting out 20-30 percent of the air your furnace and air condition create before the air gets to the vents, wasting all of that energy. Having an HVAC professional come to your house to seal the ducts, and even add insulation around them can eliminate this air loss and save you money all year. You also may want to have the ducts cleaned to help improve efficiency and the quality of air in your living space.
Gas dryers will cost more to purchase new in comparison to an electric model, but the potential 50 percent in energy savings are worth it. It costs less to run a gas dryer because it uses less electricity, and you don't have to use the dryer as long to dry clothes. The dryer is one of the most energy consuming appliances in the home, so this is an easy opportunity to start saving. Try washing clothes in cold water to cut on costs as well, and air dry whatever you can.
Control the Temperature
Programmable thermostats can save a household $180 a year. That could be almost two electric bills depending on your monthly expense. The thermostat turns the heat down at night and when no one is home during the day, and does the same with the air in the summer. You can have an HVAC expert install the unit with your current furnace. Ask for a model you can control from a computer or smart device.
These are three ways you can see big changes on your energy bills, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a lot of money back. Talk with the HVAC contractors in your area, like Jim's Burner Service Inc, and look at appliances that are more energy efficient to cut your spending.