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Great Ways You Can Keep On Top Of Your Energy Usage at Home

The energy you use in our homes can be a big topic of conversation as a household. That might be because those bills are increasing, and we just want to do what we can to be more energy efficient. However, energy, just like our food bill, can be controlled in some way. After all, it is only what we use in our home and how we use it, that has a major effect on our bill. So with that in mind, here are some of the ways we can reduce our energy bill within you home. Perhaps even enabling you to lower those monthly payments once and for all.

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Look at alternative ways to keep your home cool in the summer

Keeping your home cool can often be a dramatic task to encounter. The heat outside can be unbearable at times, and you want your home to be a cool, safe haven. So why not look at alternative ways to keep your home cool rather than just cranking up the air conditioning, which can be quite costly. First up, you could consider window tinting to help keep the solar glare out of your home. This is a great way to keep the house cool. You could also think about how you use your home. Ensuring all blinds and curtains are drawn shut, close off doors of rooms you are not using to avoid heat circulating. You could even take advantage of the morning and even cool air and open up the windows before the sun rises and after it sets. Allowing the cool air to circulate and freshen up your home.

Heating your home and how alternatives can help 

 

If you live in the other side of the world from us reading this and happens to be winter in your part of the world, it is so tempting to just crank the heat up as much as possible to warm your home up quickly, but this can use a huge amount of energy in one go and can be counterproductive. Heating your home can be more consistent by trying to keep it at a specific temperature rather than increasing and decreasing as and when you need to. Alternatively, you could look at other ways to heat your home such as wood heaters which can be a great way to keep your home warm with a different and cheaper cost involved to do it. 

 

Avoid using a dryer when doing laundry

 

We all have to wash clothes, and while it isn’t convenient to go back decades and hand wash them, we can be a little savvier with how we do it. For convenience, many of us will choose to put the wet clothes in a dryer, but these can be a real sap on your energy bill. Try hanging washing outside on warm days, or using a clothes hanger in your home. Save the dryer for emergency use. 

 

Have you thought of solar energy?

Finally, many people are considering the switch from the main energy source to solar power, and are finding that this will significantly reduce your energy outgoings. Solar panels are fitted easily to the roof of your property at the most prominent position for the sun. They can then utilise the solar rays and turn it into energy that will heat your home, heat your water and allow you to use appliances in your home just as you would normally. Thankfully, there is plenty of information online if you are considering this option. 

 

Let’s hope this has given you ideas on how you can keep on top of your energy usage. If you have any ideas that could help, share them in the comments below and I would love to know!

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