If you’re interested in reducing the effects of global climate change, then your home is a great place to start. Even if you consider yourself an environmentally-conscious person, there are likely several ways you can save energy in each room of your home. Here’s a room-by-room guide to saving energy and reducing your bills:
The typical kitchen is filled with numerous appliances that continually draw energy—including the refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. In order to cut down on your energy usage, you should consider replacing your old appliances with new, Energy Star-rated ones. If your stove currently runs on electricity, you might also consider switching to natural gas or propane. Electricity is a secondary energy source, whereas natural gas and propane are primary sources.
When it comes to the bathroom, the biggest energy concern is connected with hot water use. The more hot water you use, the more energy your water heater consumes. In order to conserve water and energy, you should decrease your shower time and install a low-flow showerhead.
Entertainment centers generally consume the most energy in the living room. Energy vampires like TVs, DVD players, and video game consoles use energy whenever they’re plugged in—even when they’re supposed to be “off.” If you simply unplug your appliances or invest in a power strip, you could save quite a bit on energy.
Windows and doors
If your windows and doors are a few decades old, your home’s cool air could leak straight through, causing your air conditioner to work harder. In order to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, you should replace all old windows and doors with well-insulated, tightly-sealed ones.
If you’d like to know how else you can save energy, contact Florida Public Utilities Company. We’re proud to provide our Florida clients with natural gas and propane, as well as advice on how to lead energy-efficient lives. Don’t suffer an exorbitant energy bill—call us today at (561) 832-0872 to start saving.