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4 Easy Tips In Lowering Your Energy Bill This Year
0 POSTS 0 COMMENTSThere are numerous ways for you to lower your household’s energy consumption, and accordingly, lower your energy bill. This ties into another to-do for managing said electricity consumption whether weekly, monthly, or quarterly--- How to get a good epc rating. _________________________________________________________________________ Here are verified recommendations you can observe for reducing your upcoming bills. _________________________________________________________________________ How To Reduce Your Energy Bill:- _________________________________________________________________________ 1. The “Seal” :- Oftentimes, high energy bills have to do with households being careless when it comes to checking that appliances and specific parts of the home are “sealed”. We’re talking about how tightly or loosely sealed windows, doors, and appliances are, prior to and after you use them. _________________________________________________________________________ Gaps in openings of said fixtures, along with that of electrical appliances (i.e. air conditioners, whether poorly installed on windows or not, refrigerators (and its freezer therein, etc.), will let energy out. _________________________________________________________________________ For instance, when a refrigerator is not closed or sealed properly, cold air will escape it. Said cold air will be replaced by the warm air in the room and/or location it’s in. This will cause the condenser to work overtime to re-cool said warm air. So on, and so forth. _________________________________________________________________________ The point is that unsealed fixtures can lead to overworking electrical appliances. Thus, leading to higher energy consumption. Be meticulous in checking that doors, windows, refrigerators and the like are closed shut and tight, after every time you open them. _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Leaks:- Much like “seals”, leaks in ductwork, when left unattended and for a long period of time, will eventually pull your energy bill higher and higher. Until you are able to have them professionally inspected, temporarily “seal” these leaks. _________________________________________________________________________ Check on your heating and cooling systems. Leaks can be easily spotted since water can trickle onto the walls upon which they are installed and leave watermarks. That or moisture build-up will take place in and around the HVACs, causing the paint around them to chip and crack. _________________________________________________________________________ Better yet, hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect the unit, and have it repaired, in case HVAC-replacement is not yet an option. _________________________________________________________________________ 3. The 10 to 15 Degrees :- If you own a thermostat, try this trick--- lower it to somewhere in between 10 and 15 degrees within the day. Preferably when you and your family are in the office or in school. That way, you can leave it at that 10 to 15-degree range for 8 hours uninterrupted. _________________________________________________________________________ You’ll be surprised at how doing so will lower electric costs, and your yearly cooling and/or heating consumption, to at least 10% less than your regular overall utilization. That’s 10% to take away from this utility expenditure and add to your savings! _________________________________________________________________________ 4. Fridge Temperature :- Now onto one of the most vital pieces of electric appliances in households--- your refrigerator. And accordingly, it leaves a substantial footprint on your electricity bill. Experts recommend that the chiller be set to no more than 38 degrees. In contrast, the freezer should have a maximum temperature of 5 degrees. _________________________________________________________________________ Maintaining these numbers will put less pressure on the fridge’s condenser and evaporator (among other parts) by avoiding too-high temperatures.