4 Ways You’re Wasting Energy In Your Atlanta Home
When you chat with your neighbors, you might talk about your latest home improvement project and what purchases you made, but do you talk about energy savings?
We can see and touch a new smart refrigerator. But talking about how a water heater reduces your monthly water bill very rarely comes up in conversation.
Maybe it should. Wasting energy isn’t something any of us set out to do. Yet it takes thought and action to improve the way your home operates. How can you change your Atlanta home and make it more efficient?
Upgrade your water heater
Water heaters aren’t built to last forever. And thanks to today’s technology, one purchased today can be much more efficient than one built even just a year or two before. Your water heater is one of the busiest fixtures in your home. Every time you take a shower, run the dishwasher, or throw in a load of laundry, your water heater performs its job. And if it isn’t as efficient as possible, it costs you money.
Use appliances wisely
Do you turn on the dishwasher every night no matter how full? Do you run your clothes washer even with small loads? Every time you operate your appliances, it uses both water and electricity. By putting off use until you have full loads, you can conserve both in the process.
Program lighting usage
There are many ways you can use less electricity throughout your home. Start by replacing all of your light bulbs to LED technology. Consider adding smart systems to control the lighting in each room. Use natural lighting as much as possible.
Maintain your HVAC system
Your HVAC system is one of the most costly systems used throughout your home. To keep your heating and cooling regulated, your HVAC system should be properly maintained. When was the last time a professional evaluated its performance and repaired leaks and broken parts? Not only does it cost you money every month, but it could be putting your family at risk too.
If you’re looking for ways to maximize the effectiveness of your home’s plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, and wasting less energy, we can help. Start with a home energy audit to find out where even small changes can have a large impact.