4 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bills

Posted by New Day Solar
3 years ago | October 7, 2016

As a homeowner, it can be a frustrating experience to feel like you are spending too much money on monthly utility bills. These costs seem to increase over time, making it feel like it is out of your control to manage those monthly expenses.

While monthly costs are unavoidable, there are some things that you can do to reduce the amount of money that you are spending. Here are a few things that you can do to reduce your utility costs:

1. Upgrade Your Thermostat

Controlling the ventilation and air conditioning system in your home can be beneficial to reduce the amount of electricity that you are using each day. If you have an outdated thermostat, invest in a smart thermostat that will automatically manage the temperature within your home. For example, you can set a different temperature for the daytime when everyone is gone and in the evening when the family is home.

2. Seal the Doors and Windows

If you have leaky windows or doors, then your air conditioner needs to work harder to control the indoor temperatures. Take time to seal the windows and doors to stop the air from escaping from your home. This technique keeps the cool air inside and blocks the warm outside air from coming in.

3. Change the Lights

What types of light bulbs are you using? It is easy to switch out your light bulbs, and the right types of light bulbs can decrease the money that is spent when the lights are on. Choose LED lights that help you to save power and money on your utilities. These bulbs are more expensive to buy initially, but last 5 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.

4. Install Solar Panels

The best way to drastically decrease your monthly utility bills is installing solar panels on your home. By utilizing the power from the sun, you have access to the energy that is needed to run your home. Solar panels drastically decrease the money that you will be spending on utility costs. With 0 down financing, solar is more affordable than ever! Solar panels are warranted by the manufacturer for 25 years, so this investment will pay off for many years. Are you interested in learning more about how you can benefit from solar panels? Contact us for more details about residential solar power: (855) 444-6329

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