We’d wager most homeowners are money savers – not wasters, but there are times when it can feel like you are funneling funds into home upkeep and updates. Which is why we’ve decided to compile a few great energy saving tips to help homeowners keep down costs.
Top 3 Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners
Heating and A/C tune up
By getting an annual inspection on your heating and cooling system, you can guarantee optimal performance. Proper maintenance is key for top performance, and is a sure and easy way to save you money!
One easy way to save energy while cooking is to plan ahead. Fire up the grill on Sunday to grill meat and veggies for the week. If you’re using your oven, consider avoiding preheating unless your recipe calls for it, and keep the oven door closed while your meal is cooking to keep the temperature locked in.
Open the curtains during the day during winter months, and let the sun shine in. It will help to naturally heat your home! (Just remember to close them at night and on cloudy days.) Another great tip is to cut down the thermostat at night and add quilts to your bed. By cutting the temperature up to ten degrees, you can save up to 20% on your heating bill (but keep in mind children and senior citizens are sensitive to low temperatures).
If you’re looking to save a little, consider trying one or more of these energy saving tips. You can also find more great ways to save at energy.gov. Have questions on energy saving or Nashville homes? We’d love to help! Give us a call or drop us a line today.