Feb 3, 2012
There are so many ways to save money on your energy bill, and we’ve put together a great list of tips to help you save money on your Kilgore, Texas, home’s energy bill. These tips can be used year-round and are easy to put into practice.
Check out your energy company’s website to see if they sponsor any energy programs. These energy programs may give you an incentive to turn off your appliances during peak hours. When large appliances like your HVAC system are off, you can use low-cost techniques to keep the temperature in your house stable. This might include turning on fans, closing curtains to insulate the house for warmth or block the sun for cooling, and sealing barriers from air leaks.
The microwave uses less energy than the oven and won’t heat up the house. In contrast, if the temperature outside has been fluctuating, consider cooking something in the oven instead of turning on the heat. Especially during a Texas winter, your oven can really heat up the home if the morning is cool or the outdoor temperatures are fluctuating daily. The oven is a good alternative if the house is slightly chilly but you don’t want to turn on the heat.
Each night before you go to bed, do a sweep of the house to turn off energy vampires. Energy vampires suck energy while the appliances are not in use. Using a power strip can make the nightly energy sweep more efficient. A big energy vampire culprit is your TV. TVs are always sucking down power to make sure they’re ready as soon as you want to watch.
Whether you choose to implement one or all of these money-saving tips, you might be surprised how much you save on your monthly energy bill. If you’re looking to save even more money, it might be time for an HVAC energy audit. Don’t hesitate to give JD’s AirNow a call anytime at (903) 759-7483 to set up your appointment.
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