With Christmas right around the corner, now is as good a time as any to save money where you can!
That’s why our team at Mr. Electric of Austin wants to share some tips on how to trim your energy bill this winter! Read on as we take a look.
Finding the Energy Savings
Let’s take a look at some ways you can start lowering your energy bill and saving money:
First, you want to make sure you are checking the temperature of your hot water heater frequently. For most water heaters, 120 degrees is the temperature you want to aim for. However, some water heaters might do best at 140 degrees.
Check the user’s guide for your particular hot water heater to determine its optimal temperature. If you’ve had it set higher to provide you with hotter water temperatures, consider lowering it slightly to lessen your energy output.
Second, check and make sure you do not have anything leaking in your home.
It’s always a good idea to walk around your house regularly to check for a leaky faucet or toilet. Even a small leak can turn into a huge financial burden if you are not careful.
By fixing a leaky pipe before it turns into a huge issue, you can save a lot of money in the long run, as well as save your house and items from ruin due to water damage.
Third, consider when you’re using your appliances. Certain appliances and equipment, like the oven, will help heat up your home naturally, meaning there’s less need to turn on the heat or turn it up.
Finally, when was the last time you changed your home’s air filters? Depending on the type of air filter you use, it may recommend replacement every six months, every three months or even monthly.
Mark your calendars for when your air filters need to be changed to ensure the air in your home flows smoothly, allowing your HVAC system to run optimally.
Is your home an energy vampire? Call on the professionals at Mr. Electric of Austin today to learn how we can help your home run more smoothly so you can save money!