As you start making your New Year’s resolutions this January, why not include your home? 2021 is a great year for change. Here are some simple, easy ways to change up the energy use in your house and save big on your energy bills this year.
When in Doubt, Go Green
LED efficient light bulbs can use up to 80 percent less energy and can last up to 25 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs. Light your house smarter and replace those incandescent bulbs with some brand-new LED light bulbs-just like the ones that Revise, as a Mass Save partner, can supply your home with. That way, you’re spending less money on lighting your home in the long run, which can let you focus your money in the right places.
Skinny It Up with New HVAC Filters
Having a dirty HVAC filter means your equipment has to work a lot harder- and thus, it has to use up even more energy to work. You can make sure that it’s working efficiently by changing a dirty filter often—just by doing so, you can save between 5 and 15 percent on your heating and cooling costs, as stated by the Home Handyman. Though, it’s important to note that different equipment requires different things; a fiberglass filter should be replaced monthly, while permanent filters should be taken out and cleaned regularly.
Cut Down on Big Energy Eaters
Devices that are plugged into the wall, but aren’t in use, can still use up energy in your house- in total, it can usually cost consumers up to $200 per household. A quick and easy solution is to unplug devices you aren’t using or ones that are fully charged. From phone chargers to laptops and video game consoles—and even toasters—if you aren’t using them, you should unplug them from the wall. It’ll save you big in the long run.
Detox Your Water Heater
Most manufacturers of water heaters usually set their thermostats to 140ºF, but this is more than enough for households. Lowering the thermostat on your water heater is a super simple, yet easy way to save money. For every 10ºF that you decrease your heater’s temperature, you can save anywhere between three and five percent in your energy costs. A temperature of 120ºF is sufficient enough for most households.
Give Your Home a Personal Energy Trainer
If you want to do even more for your home’s savings this year, let some of our great energy experts take a look at your home. Our professionals here at Revise make it super easy to perform a Mass Save no-cost, virtual home energy assessments. They ensure that your home is running as optimally as possible, and if not, finding personalized ways to make your home do so- all while answering any questions you may have. And through a virtual home energy assessment, we’ll make sure that you and your family stay safe throughout the season. For more information on how Revise performs Mass Save’s virtual home energy assessments, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 888-958-3412 or visit www.callrevise.com today.