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Lower Home Electric Bills

Lower Home Electric BillsMost people are interested in conserving energy to lower home electric bills.

 Six Tips to Lower Home Electric Bills

  1. A good roof coating will help to deflect heat. This ensures that your home maintains a set inside temperature.
  1. A well-insulated attic will help keep your entire house cool. An attic can only perform efficiently if it is properly insulated.  Seal the attic door with weather stripping to maintain a seal to ensure air flow from the house is not going through the attic.
  1. Seal any leaks around windows and doors as these contribute to the high cost of electric bills. This also results in increased workload of your home’s heating/cooling system. Sealing leaks reduces the workload of the heating/cooling system, which cuts down on the electric bill.
  1. Reduce the temperature on the thermostat. 1°C equates to a 5% savings on your electric bill. 68°F is an ideal thermostat temperature during winter season and within a degree or two of 75°F in the summer.
  1. Water heaters utilize a large amount of energy. It is the second largest energy consumer after cooling/heating system in your house. Avoid using hot water to wash your clothes.  This helps save as much as 90% of energy that would be consumed by the washing machine.
  1. Use of energy efficient materials and appliances around your home is another way to save money on energy bills. These are commercially available items that effectively reduce home energy bills. One of these items is power efficient windows, which deflect the outside temperature from in-flowing into your home.

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