Changing your lifestyle and paying attention to how you use your home’s energy can help you lower your bills. There are many simple and effective tips you can try right now to save money. Handyman Connection® of Chattanooga discusses four of them:
Getting an Energy Audit – There are many utility companies that offer a free energy audit to their customers, so try to take advantage of this if you can. An energy audit will give you important information on how you and your family are using your home’s energy. It can help give you ideas on how to reduce your home’s energy consumption by highlighting key areas of improvement.
Use LED Light Bulbs – LED light bulbs use up to 90% less energy than ordinary incandescent bulbs, so switching to them is one of the quickest and most effective ways to save money and energy. You can even replace your lightbulbs in phases, reducing the initial cost. Simply replace the lightbulbs in your home as they burn out and you won’t even feel the cost of upgrading.
Consider Using ENERGY STAR® Appliances – Appliances with the ENERGY STAR label are more energy-efficient than other appliances on the market. ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances have been tested by third-party laboratories to make sure they meet or exceed ENERGY STAR’s strict guidelines. They are also subjected to random, off-the-shelf testing so you can be sure that the appliances perform as advertised.
Get Rid of Phantom Loads – Some appliances consume energy as long as they are plugged in. It doesn’t matter if they are turned on or off. This includes kitchen appliances, computers, televisions, and more. You can eliminate phantom loads by plugging these appliances into power strips. If you are not using the appliances, simply shut off the power strip and you’ll no longer need to worry about energy loss.
These are just a few of the ways to cut your home’s energy use and save money on your energy bills. Handyman Connection of Chattanooga can help you implement these energy-saving strategies and assist you with a variety of home improvement and maintenance projects, as well. Our experienced handymen can help you with your lighting, electrical work, carpentry, painting and more. Contact us here or call us at (423) 709-8005 to learn more energy-saving tips. You can also request a free estimate.