There are plenty of expenses associated with moving into a brand new home. You might have spent a whole lot to pay for your move-in down-payment, not to mention the monthly mortgage you have to prepare for too. In addition, you must have had moving expenses and had to spend on new furniture and so much more. It is understandable if you are now looking for ways to save, which is why you should check out these energy saving tips for new homeowners.
For most homeowners, the energy bill takes up a whole lot of the household’s monthly budget. When it’s summer, we tend to turn the AC up high and during colder seasons, the heater works double time. Of course, there are so many electronics around the household too include gadgets, appliances and more. It’s no longer even a wonder why we end up with such hefty energy bills.
So if you’re a new homeowner, here are some tips you can keep in mind so you won’t have to end with such high bills to pay every month.
1. Consider insulating your entire home or at least your attic.
Insulation does a whole lot in improving the overall comfort of your home. It helps keep the right level of temperature indoors no matter how warm or cold it is outdoors. With proper insulation, your AC or heater won’t have to work twice as much as it would if you don’t have insulation.
2. Unplug appliances that are not in use. Avoid turning electronics on and off if you plan to use them once again soon after turning it off.
Did you know that your AC works twice or even thrice as much for the first 30 minutes or so after turning it on? Same goes with your heater. This is because it still works to keep the entire room within your desired temperature. If you think you’re saving on your electricity bill if you’re turning off the AC for a couple of hours only to turn it back on later, you must know that you’re not. You’re pretty much consuming the same amount of energy, or possibly even more.
3. Consider using solar lights or LED lights.
Instead of the traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights, choose more eco-friendly ones such as solar lights or LED lights. Solar lights do not consume any energy at all while LED lights consume significantly less energy compared to other kinds of light sources.
4. Build sun tunnels in your home or consider having larger windows.
Sun tunnels may seem like an extra expense for you at first when you have them built, but you must know that you’re going to be saving on a whole lot of energy especially if you build these for rooms or areas around your home that don’t have plenty of natural light source. If there’s space for it, then you can also consider having larger windows so natural light can come in.
5. Consider switching to solar as your primary energy source.
Solar energy is a clean source of power and it’s practically free soon as you have gotten returns from your investment for solar installation. Yes, there may be expenses when you first get your solar panel installation and for maintenance and repairs if needed, but the savings will be so much more compared to getting hefty energy bills on a monthly basis.
Aiming to save energy in the household is one of the best ways for you to keep your budget on the right track. If you need assistance in solar panel installation, sun tunnels, solar lights and other solar-related products and services, TEO Solar is the best company to call. We service areas in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach and surrounding communities. Call us at 386-437-2671 for a free estimate.
Bill has been a solar professional for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in all things solar. During this time, he has seen solar grow, evolve, and improve. His passion is solar.