More Efficient Heating and Cooling
Programmable thermostats can save lots of energy. They can repeat six or more daily settings that will automatically raise or lower the temperature without losing comfort. For example, simply lowering your thermostat by 10° can save up to 15% on your heating expenditure per year.
Portable heaters are a fantastic method to put zonal heating into practice. If you only need to heat one area or supplement deficient heating in one room, space heaters are a cost-effective option.
Better Home Weatherization
Professional energy assessments, often known as home energy audits, can help you figure out where your home is wasting energy and how to save money. In fact, making the efficiency modifications indicated in the home energy audit can save you anywhere from 7% to 35% on your energy cost.
While a professional home energy assessment is recommended, you can do your own evaluation to fix more visible concerns in your house. Some issues are easy to identify such as air leaks.
You should conduct a visual assessment of the outside of your home. For example, assess where two distinct building materials meet to detect whether there are air leaks. Look for any cracks or openings inside your home that could be causing an air leak.
Taking public transportation, carpooling, or biking to work are all excellent methods to save money and minimize carbon emissions. If you can’t switch to another mode of transportation, try combining errands, maintaining your vehicle, and not idling.
Energy conservation does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. Small improvements made on a daily basis might add up to significant savings. So make your own resolutions for energy efficiency. You can even share them on social media and connect with like-minded individuals.