October 27, 2023
This spooky season, we’re sharing a few energy-saving tricks so you can treat yourself to lower-than-expected energy bills. Here are four simple ways to summon the spirit of energy efficiency.
Conjure instant savings with a smart thermostat: One of the easiest ways to save energy is through thermostat control. Since home heating and cooling accounts for a large portion of monthly energy use, smart thermostats can help you manage heating and cooling costs by learning your daily routine and adjusting the temperature settings accordingly. You can control smart thermostats anywhere through your smartphone, preventing unnecessary energy consumption while you’re away.
Get rid of goosebumps by eliminating ghostly drafts: The winter chill is just around the corner, so now is the time to seal air leaks around your home. Apply caulk and weather stripping around drafty windows and doors to make your home more comfortable and lower energy use.
Illuminate dark areas with energy-efficient lighting: LED bulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Making the switch to LEDs saves money and reduces energy. Knowing how much LEDs can save is beneficial for the upcoming holiday season. LED light strings offer an average of 88% energy savings compared to traditional incandescent light strings.
Stir up savings with countertop cauldrons: Cooler weather summons our favorite soup recipes. Small countertop appliances like slow cookers use less energy than cooking meals on the stovetop. Grab your book of spells and stir up savings in the kitchen.
When we look around our homes, many opportunities exist to save energy. So, investigate your home this spooky season and unlock a different kind of magic that brings actual energy savings.