Fall is officially taking over, and it’s that time of the year where things start to slow down. The daylight becomes shorter, and the temperature gradually cools down. Well, let’s start the heating season with a bang! Here’s a list of fun activities to beat the cold:
We can’t deny the fact that we are guilty of some bad habits. Without paying much attention, we could be losing our hard-earned money in an instant. Find out what energy-wasting habits you need to avoid in the future. Get ready as we bring it on!
Using Traditional BulbsDid you know that incandescent bulbs consume a huge amount of energy? One way to lower your electric bills is by using LEDs (light-emitting diodes) or CFLs (Compact fluorescent lamps) with Energy Star label. These lights are more energy-efficient and can last longer than traditional bulbs.
Letting the Fans On in Empty RoomsLetting your fans on in empty rooms is another energy-wasting habit. Remember that fans can raise your comfort because of the “breeze” effect, but not in rooms. If ever someone is going to use a room, you can turn on the fan and set your thermostat higher. In this way, you can stay comfortable and save energy, too.
Putting Off the Upgrade of Your HVAC SystemMany homeowners are putting off the upgrade of their HVAC system. Perhaps a busy schedule or tight budget could be the reason. The truth is that an outdated unit can be the culprit of your high electric bills. Using a newer model can cut your energy costs by up to 30%.
Leaving Your Electronics Plugged in the Whole TimeBelieve it or not, but these sneaky energy vampires can bleed you dry. Leaving your electronics plugged in the whole time even though you’re not using them still draw electricity. Here are the tricks to slay them:
- Unplug your devices when they’re not in use.
- Use a smart power strip to switch them on and off at the same time.
- Upgrade to Energy Star appliances.