How Can You Cut Costs This Fall?
We know how difficult it can be to save on energy costs any time of the year, but the fall is the perfect time of the year to see some savings. With the hot summer days in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get started on some energy savings. For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of our most common methods to cut costs!
6 Tips To Cut Back Your Energy Cost
- Seal Leaks
If your home is unfortunate enough to have air leaks throughout, then you might as well just take your money and throw it away! Now that the weather is becoming more and more bearable, there’s no excuse for not rolling up your sleeves and using a little elbow grease. Caulking is one cheap and simple way to plug up those holes!
- Open the Windows
If you spend all summer waiting for those cool breezes to return, you don’t have to wait much longer. Turn off the A/C and let the fresh air into your home!
- Utilize Natural Sunlight
If there are days in which you’re feeling a bit chilly, make sure that your blinds and curtains are open. Once the UV radiation and visible light enter your home it will provide that extra boost in heat that might make it easier to make it through the day.
- LED Lighting
For you hardcore decorators out there (you know who you are!), if you’re not using LED lights for your decorations you are wasting your money! LEDs are highly efficient, utilize 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last 25 times longer. Also, keep in mind that these don’t only apply to decorative lighting; you can use them around your home as well.
- Check Insulation
This might be one of the costlier methods on this list but in the long run, it will pay off! Your attics, basements, and crawlspaces are places in your home that you especially want to check to ensure efficiency.
- Adjust The Thermostat
If you do decide to keep your climate control system running, consider turning it down 10 degrees (or off completely) when no one’s home. To make the most of it, program your thermostat to turn off or adjust during those times, and then automatically kick on when you get home from work.
These simple tips are a good way to start seeing some savings in your piggy bank this fall. If you have any energy-saving tips we’d love to hear them! Comment below and let us know what your secrets are!