Saving energy in your home is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and it’s also a great way to save money on your monthly energy bill. That being said, making the change to save energy is a lot easier said than done, and you may not have the first idea of where to begin. In part one of this multi-part series, we will give you a few tips on some things you can do to start saving energy in your home.
One of the biggest ways you can start saving energy is by installing solar panels! While solar panels may seem like a big investment, there are many ways you can benefit from switching to solar energy. If you’re in the Fort Collins area, and you’re looking to invest in solar energy, look no further than Evident Solar. With years of experience and that local charm, the experts at Evident Solar are more than happy to help you make the switch. To find out more about their services and view photos of previous projects, visit us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Use Power Strips
If you spend most of your day at work while all of your electronics remain plugged in at home, the easiest way for you to save money is to invest in power strips. Electronics that are plugged into the outlet can still use energy, even if they are turned off while you’re not home. Instead of going around your house and making sure that everything is unplugged before you go to work in the morning, you can plug your devices into a power strip and turn everything off with just the flip of one switch. Buy a few power strips and use them for electronics like your TV, microwave, coffee maker, laptop, and any other devices that don’t need to be on during the day. Then, before you leave, you can turn off the power strip and all of those devices will be off for the day! You can even invest in smart power strips that will automatically cut the power to devices if they are not in use.
Install A Programmable Thermostat
Changing the temperature of your home is another easy way that you can save energy, especially during the winter when your energy bill is a little higher. It doesn’t make sense to heat a home when no one is around, which is why to save energy, you should lower the temperature during the day. You can also save energy by lowering the temp at night while you’re asleep. That being said, if you have a thermostat that requires you to manually change the temperature, it can be burdensome to change it twice a day, that is, if you can remember.
By installing a programmable thermostat, you can set it to make the temperature changes for you! All you have to do is program it to lower the temperature during the day while you’re gone, raise it a couple degrees while you’re home, and lower it again at night. After you program it once, you can set it and forget it.
In addition to power strips and programmable thermostats, you can also save money by installing solar panels. If you’re in the Fort Collins area, the experts at Evident Solar are more than happy to help you make the switch to solar power. Contact us today to learn more, and be sure to look for part two of our blog series!