3 Ways to Keep Your Home More Energy Efficient
Energy prices have increased over the last year, so it might be time to look for some more energy-efficient features for your home in order to save some money. We’ve got some easy ideas for you below!
1️⃣ Install a Smart Thermostat - Smart Thermostats are a great way to monitor and control your energy use with more efficient heating & cooling. Our top pick is the Nest Learning Thermostat, which picks up your daily habits & adjusts the temperature automatically. Looking for a super budget friendly option? We also like the Amazon Smart Thermostat that ties right into our Alexa devices and app.
2️⃣ Look for Energy Star labels when buying new air conditioners. If retrofitting your home with a new HVAC system isn’t in the cards at the moment, be sure to check for the Energy Star labels on your air conditioners. Energy Star AC’s typically use 9% less energy than non-Energy Star models, saving you money on your electric bills.
3️⃣ Replace your incandescent light bulbs. Replacing your light bulbs with energy saving LED or CFLs, help save money by reducing the amount of heat emitted and reduce energy consumption by up to 80%.
Other small ways to reduce your energy consumption is to make sure you’re unplugging chargers, small appliances, and electronics when not in use. These can actually generate heat and draw energy when plugged in.
Did you also know that both CT & MA have monetary incentives and rebates if you make your home more energy efficient? In CT, you can visit energizect.com, and in MA, masssave.com, and you can get a home assessment as well as see what types of incentives are out there for your state!
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