5 Ways to Reduce the Utility Bill in 2022
Do you feel the financial pinch at the end of the month when it’s time to pay the utility bill? Even if you are proactive about turning off the lights and conserving energy, bills are getting higher and higher because of the increased electricity rates.
You might feel consigned to pay an expensive electric bill each month. But there are a few things that can have a positive impact on reducing your power bill. Follow these tips:
Invest in Window Coverings
An estimated 76% of the sunlight that hits your home windows comes inside, which heats up your living space. In the warmer months of the year, this means that you are running the air conditioner more frequently to offset the heat. Invest in drapes, window films, and/or curtains to add a layer of insulation and reduce the need to run the air conditioner too often.
Check for Cracks and Gaps
Weatherizing is a crucial step to minimize heat transfer around the doors and windows. Even small gaps or cracks affect indoor climate, which runs up your utility bill when you adjust the thermostat to compensate for the drafty air.
Replace the Lightbulbs
Most families spend about 15% of their electricity use on lighting. Switching out the lightbulbs can significantly impact your utility bill throughout the year. Get rid of the old, incandescent light bulbs and replace them with energy-efficient bulbs.
Maintenance for HVAC and Appliances
Bring in an HVAC maintenance specialist to ensure your air conditioner works properly. Not only does this maintenance reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns in the future, but you can also keep the system at peak efficiency – which saves money on your energy bill.
Install Solar Panels
One of the most effective ways to drastically reduce utility bills is investing in solar panel installation. In fact, some people can completely eliminate their monthly electric costs or significantly reduce the amount they are spending.
Solar panels are becoming more efficient, more cost-effective, and there are tax incentives you can use to offset the installation costs. Talk to our pro team at New Day Solar for more information about solar installation: (855) 444-6329.
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