7 Ways To Save Money & Reduce Your Energy Bills This Winter
1. Calculate how your holiday light displays will affect your electric bill. LEDs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Duke Energy has provided a Go To Lighting Calculator
2. Buying an appliance this season or after the New Year? Just look for the Energy Star label.
3. Remember to unplug your mobile phone, iPad, Tablet, or Laptop Chargers once those devices are fully charged.
4. Trade out your traditional power strip for a 'smart power strip'.
5. Reduce the water-heating portion of your utility bill with these following tips: a) Shorten your shower time. Hot showers use up to 30% of your hot water costs. b) Lower your water heater temperature to 140 degrees. c) Turn your water heater off if you plan to leave your home for a few days or longer. Most water heaters will re-heat in about an hour. d) Install a timer on your water heater that turns off when you're at work and clicks back on at your scheduled return time.
6. Schedule a tune-up on your HVAC equipment. Hader offers a comprehensive HVAC maintenance program helps you improve and maintain your homes heating and cooling system for maximum comfort and increased energy efficiency.
8. Check your homes ductwork system. Warm air is distributed through your ductwork system. Any leaks in your ducts will make your system work harder and lose warm air traveling through the ductwork to your registers. Hader offers Aeroseal duct sealing technology that can improve your comfort, indoor air quality, and can lead to up to $850 in energy savings per year.