Chances are, your energy bill is one of the biggest bills you have outside of your mortgage. From the A/C to your family’s electronics to even the lights in the hallway, everyday things that we neglect tend to add up before you even realize it. If you’re looking for tips to save on your energy bill in 2021, consider the following tips!
Use Ceiling Fans More Than Your AC
If you’ve lived in Florida long enough, you’re probably familiar with how hot your home can get at any point throughout the year. Its high summer heat and year-long humidity will not only leave you with a drenched t-shirt, but a house that is steadily heating up. Chances are, you probably rely very heavily on your AC unit to keep you cool.
Air conditioner units are among the top energy consumers of any household. By installing ceiling fans, or using the ones you have can help circulate air throughout your home. This will ease the job of your air conditioner dramatically. While this won’t entirely negate your energy bill, it will take a large portion of stress off of it that the AC generates.
Believe it or not, your air conditioners are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to your energy bill, as it demands significant power to keep your home at the temperature you want. By making the switch to ceiling fans, you’ll be able to circulate cooler air throughout your home just like your AC would, but at far lower levels, saving you plenty on your energy bill.
Replace Regular Bulbs With LEDs
While not an overnight fix, making the switch from regular light bulbs to LEDs will drastically save you money over time. According to EnergyGuide.be, your typical LED bulb will cost between 6-7 dollars more, however the long term benefits are significantly noticeable. These include:
- LEDs have a lifespan of 25,000 hours of continual use, versus 1,200 for an Incandescent bulb
- Over 23 years the operational cost of an LED is $38, where incandescent bulbs is $201
- LEDs use 10 watts, versus 60 watts for incandescent bulbs
Make The Switch To Solar
One of the best ways to decrease your bill is to make the switch to solar energy. If you notice that your energy bill is excessively high, it might be time to make the switch. Solar panels focus on generating natural energy which can then power your home, versus relying on your local power grid. While the upfront costs may scare you, don’t fear! The 20 year savings on your energy bill will drastically outweigh the initial cost. According to EnergySage.com, in 2018 the average price for a 6 kW solar system priced around $10,500, where homeowners say upwards of $18,000 in savings.
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