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Energy Saving Tips That Can Help You Save Money

June 11, 2024

With rising utility costs, finding ways to save energy has become crucial. Luckily, there are numerous strategies to maintain home comfort while controlling your monthly bills. Discover how you can save money by making adjustments in these key areas:

  • Heating and cooling
  • Water heating
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Lighting
  • Smart home automation

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Specializing in comprehensive heating, cooling, plumbing, and smart home automation, services, we're equipped to help you save energy and money. Become a member of our 5-Star Service Club and discover why thousands of homeowners have given us 5-star reviews. Let us assist you in implementing energy-saving measures that make a difference.

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Heating and Cooling

In the typical household, heating and cooling account for approximately 50% of total energy consumption. To lower your heating and cooling expenses, consider these tips:

  • Schedule regular HVAC maintenance.
  • Turn the thermostat up a few degrees during the summer and down a few degrees during the winter to prevent your HVAC system from running constantly. The best AC temperature for energy saving is about 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure your ducts are sealed properly. Well-sealed ducts increase energy efficiency by as much as 20%, saving money and reducing your impact on the environment.
  • Adjust the thermostat before you leave the house to prevent your HVAC system from running when no one is home.
  • Invest in energy-efficient HVAC equipment.

Water Heating

Water heating constitutes around 18% of a home's total energy consumption, offering significant potential for cost savings. Replacing an old, inefficient water heater is one of the most effective strategies to reduce energy usage and, consequently, reduce your energy bills. An outdated water heater consumes more energy and can also be prone to sediment buildup, which insulates the water and forces the unit to work harder and less efficiently. Regular maintenance, such as scheduling a water heater flush, can mitigate some issues, but consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient model for substantial energy savings.

Appliances and Electronics

Appliances and electronics draw power, so they greatly impact your utility bills. To limit energy usage, look for appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR appliances work just as well as other appliances but use less energy. In fact, a qualified refrigerator is at least 15% more efficient than a standard refrigerator.

If you already have ENERGY STAR appliances, try unplugging your electronics when they're not in use. Alternatively, purchase a power strip and turn it off while away from home. Some items use electricity even after turning them off, so unplugging them is a great way to reduce energy usage.


Lighting accounts for a small percentage of home energy usage, but you can still benefit from making adjustments. During the day, take advantage of natural light. You don't need to turn on a lamp or an overhead light if there's plenty of sunshine. To use natural light without driving up your cooling costs, consider applying UV-blocking film to your windows.

Another option is to invest in smart lighting or install LED bulbs, both indoors and outdoors. Smart lights use Wi-Fi to connect to other devices, enabling you to control them even when you're not home. For example, if you get to work and realize someone left the lights on in the living room, you can shut them off from your smartphone instead of leaving them on.

Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation takes the concept of smart lighting a step further by automating thermostats, HVAC systems, and other home components. With a smart home system, setting heating, cooling, and lighting schedules is possible, giving you more control over your energy usage.

For example, you can create a weekday schedule that turns down the heat when you leave for work and then turns it back on about 30 minutes before you arrive home. This prevents the heater from running all day without forcing you to return to a freezing-cold house at the end of the day.

Are you ready to reduce your energy usage without sacrificing comfort?

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