No need to use extreme measures in the search for lower utility bills. There are simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings at the same time. You do not need to go to extremes to see some real savings on your electricity bill.
One of the first places you can look to for ‘energy-saving heating’ (Also known as ‘เครื่องทำความร้อนประหยัดพลังงาน’ in the Thai language) and cooling your home. By turning your thermostat down a few degrees in the winter, or taking a few degrees in the summer, you can significantly save money on air conditioning and heating costs.
Turning on your air conditioning or raising the thermostat while you are away from home can also save a lot of energy and money. No need to super-cool your house all day while you are at work.
Consider installing an attic gable fan to pull heat out of your attic. During the summer, the temperature in your attic can top 170 degrees – and radiate heat throughout your home. By exhausting heat, air conditioning does not need to work hard and you will be able to save money. You will not only save money, but you can save your attic from damage from high heat.
A solar attic fan is the best way to reduce your electricity bill – you will be able to cool your home all summer – and vent out moisture throughout the winter, without spending a dime on electricity.
You will be able to recoup your investment very quickly – and still enjoy all the benefits of having an attic fan. A solar fan is also very easy to install, so you might be able to do everything yourself. If you do not want to install it yourself, it is easy for the installation of a local handyman or contractor.
Another great way to reduce your electricity bill is to decrease your electric water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is it safer to keep the temperature of your water heater down but it will save a lot of money on electricity.
Your electric clothes dryer is likely to be one of the worst offenders on your electric bill. Hanging your clothes to dry on a clothes rack indoor or an outdoor clothesline will save you money.
These simple step could be a good start in the right direction. Every rupee you save on your electricity bill means, you also reduce your carbon emissions.