How to Reduce Energy Costs for Your Home

May 10, 2022

How Reduce Energy Costs?

From washers and dryers to heaters and light fixtures, there are many devices that consume power in your home. While energy costs are unavoidable, the amount you pay can be minimized over time by installing various devices and utilizing certain practices. As a leading provider of residential electrical services, the team at Blue Crest Electric knows how important energy efficiency is for every homeowner. That is why we have compiled some information outlining how to reduce energy costs for your home.

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4 Ways to Save Energy Without Compromising Comfort

The following devices and techniques can help you reduce your energy costs without reducing the livability or comfort of your home:

1. Install Efficient Lightbulbs and Light Fixtures

How Reduce Energy Costs?

Old fluorescent bulbs and outdated light fixtures consume far more energy than modern bulbs and fixtures. To achieve the same amount of light coverage while drastically reducing energy consumption, consider installing modern LED lights and swapping out old fixtures for new units with built-in LED lighting. Utilizing natural light during the day instead of powering your lights on is another great way to reduce energy costs without reducing visibility.

2. Utilize a Programmable Thermostat

Temperature control typically represents one of the largest energy expenses every year for the average home. To reduce these energy costs, many homeowners are switching to programmable or smart thermostats. These units allow you to choose different temperature settings depending on whether you are home or away, reducing energy consumption and wear on your heater/air conditioner. Many of these units can also be controlled via phone apps, allowing for manual adjustments at any time from any location.

3. Purchase High-Quality Windows and Insulation

Insulation and windows are often overlooked when it comes to temperature control. Cheap insulation and thin windows can cause the interior of your home to be more susceptible to extreme external temperatures, requiring your furnace or air conditioner to work harder to maintain a comfortable environment. Quality insulation and thick windows can pay for themselves through consistent energy savings, noise reduction, and enhanced comfort, making them well worth the investment.

How Reduce Energy Costs?

4. Use Cold Water Whenever Possible

Heating water consumes more energy than most homeowners think, especially for prolonged showers and washing clothes. While washing with warm or hot water was the standard for many years, most modern washing machines and clothing are designed with cold water in mind. This allows you to use cold water to achieve the same level of cleanliness while cutting down on energy usage.

To learn more about energy efficiency for your home or to discuss the details of your electrical project, get in touch with the team at Blue Crest Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.

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