#4 Manage your home’s temperatures
With today’s technology and the birth of a new industry known as the Internet of Things (I.o.T), there are many simple energy-saving options to help keep your solar panels working as effectively as possible.
Such as a programmable thermostat that can manage your indoor temperature while the family is away.
Maintaining temperatures reduces your utility bill costs and wasted energy.
#5 Seal up duct leaks
Studies have shown that an average duct system loses 10% to 40% of cool or warm air from gaps in your home’s duct joints.
This heating and cooling energy gets wasted when your ducts run outside the attic or crawlspace.
While sealing ducts is a common, albeit temporary option, fewer older homes today actually get it resolved.
#6 Unplug those energy vampires
Ensure your lights and plug loads are turned off when not in use at night, even throughout the day if they are not needed.
The term plug load refers to energy used by equipment like desktop computers, printers and other everyday electronics typically plugged into an outlet for a long time period.
Even if you turn your computer off before going to sleep, it is still draining energy and costing you money.
Sometimes, unplugging can be a surefire way to save money on your electric bill.