How to Drive Down Energy Costs

Tired Of High Energy Bills?

Perhaps it seems as though your energy bill keeps increasing every month. For those who still receive their energy from coal, you’re likely going to see prices increase more and more as coal becomes more difficult to mine. However, there are a few methods that you can utilize now to help lower your energy bill each month. That’s some good pocket money that you can elsewhere.

Insulation

When was the last time you had your insulation inspected? Are you even sure that parts of your home are insulated? Your attic, especially, should be insulated with specialized spray foam solutions that make insulation quick and easy. By using spray foam, vulnerable spots in the walls and attic of your home can be quickly fortified with very little mess. By having these key areas insulated, you can keep heat or cold air trapped inside of your home instead of escaping to the outside air. Without insulation, you’re just letting that heat or air conditioning leave your home. This is nothing more than a waste of energy.

Limit Light Usage

While certain months see a lot less sun than usual, you should do whatever you can to limit the amount of light usage that you have in your home. While light bulbs, themselves, do not require a lot of energy to use if you have a bunch of lights on for no reason, that’s cents and small dollars that you’re throwing out the window. First, make sure that your light bulbs are energy efficient. Then make sure that you only your lights when you absolutely need them. Utilize natural lighting as much as you can. You may even want to consider having a few more windows built into your home to increase natural lighting.

Keep Heat/AC At Same Temperature

Turning down the heat when you’re out of the home doesn’t save money. Leave it at the same temperature.