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Tip to Keep Your Energy Usage Low

Posted on May 12th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Whether you leave the television on all day, or you have that one room that no one ever remembers to shut the lights off in, it can seem like your electrical bill is always on the rise. Especially with all the sudden time spent at home, many are finding ways to be creative and reduce their monthly bills. If you’re continually noticing a higher electric bill, here are some tips to reduce your daily energy usage. 

Utilize More Sunlight

Before you go to hit that light switch, consider letting sunlight in instead. Natural light is a great way to brighten your home, without the extra energy use.

On the warmer days, getting light-blocking shades can help keep the heat out, too.  Reducing the temperature a few degrees.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

A smart thermostat is a highly energy-efficient investment in any home. Many can be accessed right from your smart device, and often they can learn your heating and cooling patterns, so you can set daily times, and never have to worry about adjusting the temperature. Leave home with the air conditioner blasting? Just go right to your smartphone to change. Not to mention, some models can even spot issues with your system or alert you when it’s time for a tuneup. 

Replace Your Filters

Dirty air filters put more stress on your system, requiring it to work harder to pump out fresh and clean air. When you keep up with routine cleanings, not only will your air quality improve, but your energy usage may be lower, too. 

Ceiling Fan

Instead of continually touching the thermostat, now is the perfect time to turn on your ceiling fans for some cross ventilation. When paired with your system, or used on cooler days with the window open, these ceiling accessories are the perfect way to cool off your home efficiently.

Look and Fix Leaks  

A leak in your window seal or door can take all that air you are pumping through your home and suck it right outside. Not to mention, those leaks are also letting the hot and humid air in. If you notice uneven temperatures in your home, take a close look around your windows and doors and consider having them resealed. 

Contact Jupiter-Tequesta at one of our locations to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options.

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