Energy saving habits to incorporate in your home

Let’s face it, no one wants to spend their hard-earned money on unwanted or unnecessary items — including excessive electric bills.

The best way to ensure that doesn’t happen to you is to incorporate energy efficient habits into your home with the understanding that if you don’t see an immediate result in savings, you will over time.

Here are a few energy saving habits you should be doing regularly in your home to keep money in your pockets and out of corporate or government owned electric companies.

  1. Regularly schedule HVAC maintenance checks with an HVAC company. This is very important because if you are not having your HVAC machine maintenance complete twice a year, you are likely filling your home with added debris, pollutants, and toxins which ultimately causes you to have higher energy bills.

If the air cannot flow immediately into your home and instead must go around this debris, your HVAC machine will be using more energy to run less efficiently.

  1. Turn lights off when you leave a room. While this one may sound like a no-brainer, it’s something that’s easily looked past and forgotten.

Every time you turn your lights on in a room, the electric meter outside your home turns on and starts counting the watts of electricity that you’re using. Each watt costs money, money that’s easily saved by turning off your switches.

  1. Go energy-efficient with appliances. If you haven’t had your kitchen appliances changed to energy-efficient ones, you could be wasting electricity on a machine that’s using far more than it’s giving.

As appliances age, they tend to use more energy to run because they are no longer working at 100% capacity like they were when they were newer. Aside from appliances, you should be changing all the light bulbs in your home to energy-efficient ones.