Ways homeowners can save money

Saving money is something every homeowner strives to do. No one enjoys spending lots of money on bills, repairs, or home improvement projects. As this can be annoying, there are things homeowners can be doing in their own home to help them save money each month. Here are some tips on how to lower your energy bills and save money as we continue living through this pandemic. 

Check the insulation in your attic

The first thing homeowners should consider when trying to lower their energy bills is the insulation in the attic. First, you want to make sure that your attic is insulated, however, most homes are. You then want to inspect the insulation in your attic and make sure it’s up to date and in good condition. It’s important that the insulation in your attic is up to date to ensure no outside air is making its way into your home. There should be at least six inches of insulation everywhere in your attic

Heat/Cool your home efficiently

Another thing every homeowner should think about is how they are heating and cooling their home. The Department of Energy reports that 54 percent of all American homeowner’s utilities are heating and cooling costs. That’s why taking appropriate action to lower these costs is beneficial!

  • Install a programmable thermostat
    • Programmable thermostats have been around for a while, but if you do not have one in your home you may want to consider purchasing one. These allow homeowners to easily control the temperature in their homes and use much less energy than older models. 

  • Use your ceiling fans
    • Another great way to save money on your monthly energy bills is to utilize your ceiling fans, especially in rooms upstairs. Ceiling fans fill rooms with cool air during the summer, and warmer air during the winter (depending on which way your ceiling fan is rotating). Make sure your fan is spinning clockwise during the summer and counterclockwise during the winter! 

  • Regularly replace your air filters
    • In your HVAC system, the air filter plays the role of cleaning your home’s air. Replacing your home’s air filter regularly will allow your system to work more efficiently while saving you money on your energy bills as well.

Lower your water heater temperature

Another simple task homeowners can do to save money is by lowering the temperature of their water heater. Your water heater should not be hotter than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which will not only save you money but will also keep you and your family safe, especially young children. 

Use a clothes rack / clothesline

Lastly, your dryer can use up a lot of energy, especially during a full laundry day. Utilizing a clothes rack or clothesline to dry your clothes costs nothing! Consider air-drying your clothes either in your home or outdoors! 

At ServiceOne, we work hard to help our customers stay safe, comfortable and save money. We offer a variety of home services ranging from heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and home automation. Visit our website today to learn more about ServiceOne!

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