If you’re constantly looking for ways to save money as a homeowner, you probably think about how much you’re spending on monthly bills and if there are any ways you can cut down on costs. Although you need things like electricity and your HVAC system to keep your home functioning, you still have to pay for them each month, and they can get quite expensive depending on how much they are used.
In this blog, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how you can save money on your monthly electric bill, and no, we aren’t going to suggest living in the dark. Keep on reading to find out how you can cut down on your monthly electricity costs!
Turn the Lights off When Not in Use
Again, we aren’t going to suggest living in complete darkness, but you should be turning off the lights in your house in rooms that shouldn’t be used. For example, if your entire family is watching a movie together in the living room, the light in your upstairs bathroom or bedroom has no reason to be on. For many families, leaving the lights on in the house when it’s not necessary can be a sensitive topic, especially if the kids are leaving their bedroom lights on and the parents are paying for it. Make sure everyone in your household knows that leaving the lights on wastes electricity, so be sure to turn off the lights after you leave a room.
Switch to LED Lightbulbs
Do you have the mindset that a lightbulb is just a lightbulb and it doesn’t matter what kind you use? Well, we’ve got some news for you. Switching to LED lightbulbs over traditional bulbs can save you tons of energy, resulting in a decrease in your electric bill. Even though LEDs cost a bit more upfront, you’ll be saving in the long run, and you won’t have to replace them as often due to their extended lifespan. So, the next time you go to your local home improvement store for a new AC filter, take a walk down the lightbulb aisle and pick up some LED lightbulbs. You’ll thank us later.
Replace Your Air Filters Regularly
Speaking of taking trips to your home improvement store for new air filters, this should be something you’re doing regularly. When your air filters are clogged with dust and debris, your HVAC system has to work harder to push the air out and evenly heat or cool your home, which is wasting energy. Follow this golden rule: check your air filters every 30 days and replace them every 60 to 90 days for maximum energy efficiency.
Run Your Appliance on Full Loads
Having a dishwasher, washer, and dryer in your house is quite the luxury, but it’s important to make sure you are using them correctly. If your dishwasher isn’t full, don’t run it! The same goes for your washer and dryer. You should only be running these appliances when they are full. If you don’t have a full load of laundry to do, try waiting a few days to wash your clothes, if possible. You can also try washing items like bulky sweaters by hand or on a cold water cycle to save electricity. To save a little extra, you can try air drying your clothes instead of running them through the dryer.
At Comalli Group, Inc., we understand how important electricity is to your everyday life. If you’re having issues with your electrical system or need some repairs that you think will help save you some money on your next bill, give us a call at (413) 213-3661 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your service!