With temperatures fluctuating across the country, many of us feel the strain on our wallets. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it’s estimated that nearly half of home energy costs go toward heating and cooling. To keep your bank balance in check, PuroClean of Greer recommends 10 tips for saving money while staying comfortable all year round.
1. Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer by insulating your home. Adding attic insulation, and sealing windows and doors with tape or weather strips will help maintain a comfortable temperature without additional energy costs.
2. Invest in a programmable thermostat, which can provide perfect temperatures for any time of day with the push of a button.
3. Set your thermostat at a cool 68 degrees, then turn down the heat to 55 degrees while you’re away or sleeping.
4. Keep your air conditioning system running smoothly and efficiently by ensuring proper ventilation. Remember to open the vents and replace the filters at least once a month for optimal performance.
5. Make the switch to Energy Star compact fluorescent or LED bulbs and watch your energy-saving efforts light up.
6. Turn off lights when they are not in use.
7. Turn off the power and reduce energy bills by unplugging all home electronics when not in use. With a simple power strip, you can quickly disconnect multiple appliances.
8. Upgrade your home with eco-friendly, energy-efficient appliances and electronics. Look for models that carry the Energy Star label to optimize long-term savings.
9. To make your laundry day more energy efficient, switch to cold water washes and avoid washing small loads. Similarly, air drying clothes is an effective way of reducing electricity consumption in the long run.
10. Get the most out of every cycle and only put full loads in your dishwasher. You should also take advantage of any “energy-saver” settings available.
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If you’re dealing with property damage, look no further than PuroClean of Greer. Offering quality services and results-driven solutions, we are the go-to place for all your restoration needs. Our team of experts offers a personal touch in providing excellent customer service and reliable cleaning solutions. With years of experience, we’ll quickly assess the severity of the situation to provide cost-effective, professional service that gets your house or business back to its pre-damage condition as soon as possible. Call us today at (864) 565-7500 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.