Ways to Conserve Energy Around the House This Summer
6 simple steps to a smaller summer energy bill.
As Wisconsin temperatures soar, so does the average Wisconsinite’s energy bill. Here are quick and easy ways to conserve energy and cut your A/C bill this summer:
1| Keep appliances that generate heat away from your thermostat
Your air conditioner’s thermostat can pick up on heat from appliances and overcool your space.
2| Swap out your lightbulbs
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), which are more energy efficient and will save you money in the long term.
3| Throw some shade
Energy-efficient window shades and awnings can lower your cooling bill as they can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain the summer.
4| Try a ceiling fan
Install a ceiling fan and turn down your A/C. Fans can be both energy saving and easy on the eye.
5| Turn down your water heater
Because water heating accounts for about 18% of energy consumed in your home, The US Department of Energy suggests turning your water heater down to the “warm” setting.
6| Seal up cracks
Caulk and weatherstrip cracks around windows and doors to keep cool air in and warm air out. This may be the most effective of our six ways to conserve energy.
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