There are many different components of our electric bill. In order for us to cut down our electric bill, we have to understand where our energy is being used.
Let’s go ahead and find those little electricity suckers that like to zap out all of the energy in your home making your electric bill go through the roof.
Number one on the list comes as no surprise. Anyone who has ever been in the middle of summer with a broken air conditioner and sweat dripping down your face knows that cooling your home is totally worth the money you put into it.
But, there are ways to keep your power bill low. Instead of blasting the air conditioner (and kissing all of your money goodbye) you can take simple actions to keep your home cool and the power bill at a reasonable price.
Implementing solar-powered ventilation systems throughout your home is an excellent play to begin.
Not only do solar attic fans and crawl space ventilation systems remove heat to keep you cool, but they also prevent moisture buildup, which can run rampant on your home and cause damage if not controlled properly.
Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home. The biggest users of hot water are the clothes washer, shower, and dishwasher.
To conserve hot water, you can fix leaks, install low-flow fixtures, and purchase an energy-efficient dishwasher and clothes washer.
You can conserve even more energy by making sure your dishwasher is completely full when you run it and that your clothes washer has a good sized load.
If you have an old hot water heater, you may be able to squeeze a few more years out of it and improve its overall efficiency by installing a hot water heater wrap.
In order to know if your hot water tank needs insulation, simply touch it. If it’s warm. a hot water heater wrap or blanket could be just what is needed.
By the lights that are consistently left on in a home even when there is no one in there, you would think that the whole world has a fear of the dark.
As nice as it is to always be in the light, it has a negative effect on our pocketbooks. Aside from turning off the lights when you are not in a room, have you switched out all of your old incandescent bulbs?
If not, that should be the first thing on your to-do list. LED lighting products use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent lighting and last 35 to 50 times longer.
So not only are you saving some dough, but you also won’t have to replace your lightbulbs as often. That sounds like a win-win to us!
ACES Lyfe has LED lighting options that are bound to make your life easier and less expensive.
There’s no use crying over spilled milk. But there is a reason to cry over expired milk: it stinks! No wonder why we set the thermostat on the refrigerator to sub-arctic temperatures…
Did you know that an older refrigerator uses nearly twice as much energy as a new refrigerator?
If you’re looking for an excuse to purchase a new fridge, here is the perfect one. Just be sure that the refrigerator you are buying has earned the energy star.
You can save more than $270 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint by 3,600 pounds when replacing an older refrigerator with one that’s earned the energy star.
Shivering for hours is not something that most people find enjoyable. There are only so many blankets and wool sweaters that can be pulled out of storage before enough is enough.
Staying warm in the cold winter months doesn’t have to entail piles and piles of blankets and seeing your breath in your own home.
But, you shouldn’t have to run your heater 24/7 in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Make sure that your home is sealed and insulated properly to reduce heating costs. Sealing cracks and common leak areas in the home, such as your attic, doorways, and windows, can prevent the heat that you pay for from escaping outside. No reason to pay for that heat if it’s just going to make its way outside anyway. There’s no need to pay for the snow to melt–that’s why they make rock salt and snow blowers!
In addition to preventing heat from escaping, sealing and insulating helps stop the cool air outside during the winter from invading your home. This all results in you cranking up the heat a little less.
ACES Lyfe has excellent products that can help you keep the warm air inside your home during the cold months.
Keep Your Power Bill Low
Let us not forget about other consumption culprits that tend to sneak energy right from under our noses. They include televisions and related equipment, clothes dryers, and cooking.
Turning off unused lights and appliances can certainly help keep your power bill low, but what if you want to save more?
Fortunately, you don’t need to live in the dark to decrease your electricity usage. Leave the breaker on, and let ACES Lyfe help you have a more energy efficient and cost effective home.
From attic based products like multi-layer reflective insulation and solar fans to innovative lighting products to thermal insulation coatings, we are able to keep your home comfortable without having to fork out an arm and a leg to do so.
ACES Lyfe offers a free energy evaluation in order to help you realize the things in your home that could use a bit of help with your overall efficiency.
Fill out the form below to schedule an energy efficiency evaluation and start saving more energy today!