It’s good to implement energy-efficient implements throughout your home, no matter what time of the year it is. Doing this will not only save money on your energy bills but also make your home comfortable all the time. Check out these 10 tips to keep your home energy-efficient.
Wrap the water heater
Water heaters are the most efficient choice because it’s used only when you need them. Wrap the electric hot water tanks in an insulating blanket to minimize heat loss.
Hot air can easily go out through joints in the ductwork, which means you’re paying to heat places that you don’t want. So heating to the specific areas may delay. Apply heating-vent tape to all the joints.
Test windows and doors
The energy for heating and cooling is wasted without a proper airtight seal. Check whether there are any drafts around the window frames and doors. Use a candle to check, if it flickers then you have a draft. Use caulking around frames, just replace or install weatherstripping and add a door sweep.
Use ceiling fans
This is great for cooling the bedrooms, in cold months it will be helpful. It will push the hot air down into the room.
Clean large appliance
Frequently check the large appliances like refrigerators, and cloth dryers because the vent at the back gets clogged with dust or debris. This will slow down the performance of motors and requires more energy.
Install a clothesline
Dryers can take up to 6% of a home’s total energy use, only in the winter season use an air dryer otherwise hang your clothes outside in the hot sun.
Run large appliances in the evening
The washer, dryer, and dishwasher will take more time and energy so try to run those appliances in the evening or on weekends.
Watch the chargers
Chargers that are plugged in will consume power even if the device is not attached. Once your phones, tablets, or other devices are fully charged, unplug them to save energy.
Fight phantom power consumption
Switch off the electronic devices at night because the TV, cable boxes, and PVRs consume energy even when not in use.
Invest in an energy audit
If you’ve done everything, call a professional for an energy audit.