Evocate Your Home and Reduce Your Energy Bill

Aug 20

Many homeowners in New York City (and everywhere else) are looking for ways to reduce their energy bills. Most find small things that they can do that will help them to save a few dollars here and there. If you are actively looking for ways to significantly lower your energy bills, here are a few things that you can try:

  1. Turn out lights whenever you leave a room. Your mum may have told you this when you were a child and it still rings true today. By simply turning off the lights whenever you leave a room, you can save up to 200 every year. You can also expand your savings by using light bulbs that are a bit more energy efficient. 12 watt bulbs that are energy efficient will give you the same amount of light as a 60 watt bulb that is standard. You can save 20 percent of the energy that you currently use just by switching your bulbs.
  2. Remember to unplug appliances when not in use. Computers, TVs, DVD players and other appliances continue to use energy even when they are turned off. By simply unplugging these devices you can save up to 20 per appliance per year.
  3. When boiling water, only boil what you need. By overfilling your kettle you are using more energy than necessary. It takes more energy to boil larger amounts of water. Most people boil twice as much water as they actually need and end up spending about 20 more than they should every year. By only boiling what you need you will also help to cut down on your water usage which can also save you money.
  4. You have likely heard about saving money by purchasing energy saving devices but do you know just how much you can save? By replacing your older appliances with those that are certified for energy savings, you can cut an additional 100 or more off your annual electricity bill.
  5. Insulate your home by doing things like replacing your windows. What window replacement in Centennial, CO, and other places can do is ensure the insulation of your home with extra glazing and airtight installations. It means that you will not have to have your heat on for very long in your home, saving you money on bills. You can also use blocking materials such as draught excluders that can prevent the outside cold from entering the house from beneath the door. There might be many other ways through which you can prevent the loss of heat, some of which might be mentioned in the articles on Harry Rufus blog page.
  6. Finally, think about putting in a bit of work yourself as opposed to using labour saving devices in your home. Dishwashers, choppers and other devices use electricity that you could save if you just did these tasks yourself. You can save up to 10 per appliance per year in fact. Not only will you save money, you will be in better shape when you just apply a bit of elbow grease as opposed to instantly using labour saving appliances.

This article was written by Enerfina, an independent market intermediary in the renewable energy sector.