Many people spend a lot of money every month on energy. The amount spend in energy increases or even triples during the cold weather for people who are living in cold regions or region where there is winter as they have to heat their homes. Even though energy is very important, you can still do a lot in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home and thus reduce the amount of money you pay on monthly basis. Here are some of the tips you should apply in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home and to reduce the amount you pay on energy on monthly basis.
Get enough sunlight when there is sun
If you are living in regions where there is winter, there may not be sunshine regularly. But anytime you have sunshine, you should try and open the windows of your home in the direction where the sun is coming from. As the sunlight is entering into your home, the walls, curtains, furniture and furnishing in your home are trapping the heat from the sun. At night, the heat will be radiating making your home to be a little bit hot. With this, the amount of energy you will require in order to heat your home will be reduced and in this way, you will reduce your energy bill.
Seal up air leaks
Openings through the doors and windows as well as other places creates vent for heat to escape your home from. In order to avoid loss of energy or heat from your home, you should seal up and caulk every opening. It will not cost you much money to seal up and caulk your home. The weather strip and caulk used in sealing up the home are highly affordable. Your home will retain more heat when you seal up openings in your home.
Use more energy efficient heating system
There are various types of heating systems such as electric fireplace, gas and wood fireplace. Nowadays, there are highly energy efficient electric fireplace created with LED technology. You should consider using such fireplaces. It will help you to lower your monthly bill on energy. Some of these fireplaces are about 1200 watts and some use infrared technology to distribute heat to the entire room. Besides have low wattage, some of these energy efficient fireplace come with a lot of feature that ensures faster heating at lower energy consumption rate. So, if you use such energy efficient fireplace and energy efficient home appliances you will be able to cut cost on energy in your home.
Lower your thermostat
When there is nobody in your home, it is recommendable that you keep your home thermostat at its lowest setting. Leaving it on at the highest setting when there is nobody in the house results in a waste of energy. So, there is no need waste energy when you can reduce it and save more energy. Similarly, you should also try to put off appliances that you are using whether you are around or not. Most people leave some of their appliances on when they are not using it. In this way, they spend unnecessarily on energy. But if you put off any appliances that you are not using, you will not spend unnecessarily on energy. During the cold period, heat only the rooms or places where heat is needed rather than heating up the entire places.
Use energy bulb
Nowadays improvement in technology has made it possible for the incandescent bulb that consumes a lot of energy to face out. There is now bulbs made from LED technology which consume little energy. You should try to replace the incandescent bulb in your home with these LED bulb. In this way, you will consume less energy in your home and thus reduce the amount of money you pay on bills on monthly basis.
If you are able to keep to the above, you will end up reducing the amount of energy you use in your home. By reducing the amount of energy you use in your home, you will end up reducing the amount of money spend on energy in your home.