This sponsored post is really coming at a great time because I was just thinking about how I could share with you about how to save energy and money on your heating/cooling bill.
It’s never been easier for a homeowner to lower their utility bills. This is thanks to a range of modern technologies, from basics like programmable thermostats and energy monitoring systems to all-important things such as motorized window shades and energy-conscious ceiling fans. So, is your home saving you money? Or are you spending more than you need to each month when the utility companies come to read your meters?
Smart thermostats have been around for a while, and they’ve essentially become basic for modern homes. If you’re in the market for a new property, you’ll likely come across houses that have smart thermostats and monitoring systems already installed. The former helps you reduce energy use by lowering and raising the temperature to maintain the right conditions only when you and family members are at home, and the latter can track energy use so you can make necessary changes to lower your utility bills. You can read more about these and other energy-saving innovations in the infographic below.
The advent of smart home innovations is exciting, but it shouldn’t replace essential maintenance that ensures that your home is efficient. Indeed, there are many ways to save energy at home that don’t involve technology at all. One example is duct cleaning. This simple maintenance task clears the blockages that are forcing your HVAC unit to work harder than it needs to, thus lowering your utility bill. This may not sound as exciting as a “smart home monitor,” but it’s nevertheless essential to an efficient property.