Over the course of the summer, you are likely going to be looking for ways to consume less energy on a daily basis. By making your home a more efficient space, you will be able to save money each month on your utility bills, something that will be increasingly important as you rely on your air conditioning unit. Creating a more energy-efficient home will not only be good for your bank account, but it will also have a very positive impact on the environment. The best part is, you do not have to break the bank in order to make these changes.
Here are a few ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your house:
- Keep your windows open at night: Even during the summer, the temperatures at night usually drop to comfortable sleeping temperatures. You should take advantage of this by turning off your air conditioning unit at night and letting your house be cooled down by the environment.
- Only use cold water: While you are washing loads of your clothing, you should not use hot water. It takes up a lot of energy for the machine to heat up the water for a single cycle, which is an unnecessary use of power and water. Cold water can get your clothes just as clean while using only a fraction of the energy.
- Unplug your electronics: Even when a machine or other device is off, it will still suck up power if it is plugged into the wall. When something is not in use, you should make sure that you detach it from the outlet. This is an unnecessary waste of money and power.
If you are looking for other ways to improve the efficiency of your house, schedule an energy audit with Alban Inspections today!