The holidays in Frankford, Delaware, are always an exciting part of the year, gathering friends and family together while ushering in the beginning of a new year. However, one thing it’s not so easy on is the pocketbook. The cost of gifts, decorations, and food can add up quickly, and many times you can’t control the cost. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to refocus on some energy-saving actions that are in your control. By following a few simple tips, you can cut your energy costs and put a little extra money back in your pocket. Here’s how to do it.
Switch to LED Bulbs
One of the biggest offenders when it comes to home energy usage is using incandescent light bulbs. This outdated technology isn’t efficient, and when used for outdoor lighting or interior lighting that remains on for most of the day, it contributes to your energy bill going up dramatically. By switching to LED bulbs, you stand to save energy and quite a bit of money over the life of the bulb.
Don’t Touch That Thermostat
It’s no surprise that Delaware winters can get downright cold, especially during nightfall. Because of this dip in temperatures, you may become tempted to push your thermostat up a few degrees. However, this is one of the leading costs of energy loss. For every degree you raise the temperature, you add 3 percent onto your monthly bill. It may not seem like a lot, but after a while, it adds up. Instead of pushing up the thermostat, opt for additional blankets.
Put Lights on Timers
Another huge waste of money is leaving your lights on throughout the day. Most of the time, this is a product of a hurried departure rather than negligence. However, putting these lights on timers means you never have to worry about accidentally leaving them on, and in the end, you’ll save even more money. We can even help guide you through the process.
When it comes to saving money, little aspects add up to a bundle of savings. If you’ve done everything you can think of and you still aren’t saving money to your expectations, that’s when it’s time to call Custom Mechanical. Give us a ring today at 877-696-0808.
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