Here at Flowe.green, we have a passion for conserving the precious resources on our planet. One of the biggest hurdles people face when considering ways in which to adapt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle is time. People do not want to spend a significant amount of time trying to adapt to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. People seek out the easiest, most efficient methods to be more environmentally friendly that will benefit them financially as well. Today, we would like to further discuss easy and cost-efficient ways in which to save money on electricity:
Install Motion Sensors
By installing motion sensors in your home, your lights automatically turn on when you need them, which can save you up to $100 a year in energy costs.
Service Your Air Conditioner
Did you know that the location of your air conditioner impacts the amount of energy it uses? If your air conditioner is placed in direct sunlight, it can use up to ten percent more electricity. What do you do if your air conditioner is sitting in the sun? Simply plant some tall shrubs or shade trees nearby, but make sure that you do not enclose the unit or impede its air flow.
Another important step to take to ensure energy efficiency is to call a professional every two to three years to check electrical parts and the refrigerant. This ensures that your air conditioner is running at its peak efficiency.
If your air conditioner is more than twelve years old, consider replacing it with an Energy Star model, which meets certain energy-efficient guidelines. By using a more energy-efficient unit, you can cut back on your energy costs by as much as thirty percent. Although it may initially seem pricey to replace your air conditioner, you will save money in the long term.
Get Rid Of Energy Vampires
One of the easiest ways in which you can reduce your energy costs and usage is by either unplugging your electronics when you are not using them or by plugging them into a power strip and then turning off the strip. According to the Department of Energy, 75 percent of electrical use by home occurs when they’re turned off but still plugged in.
Buy Energy Star Appliances
Energy Star appliances meet certain energy-efficiency guidelines, which helps you save on your energy costs. Even if you replace your eight-year old refrigerator, you can save up to $110 a year in electrical costs.
If you are replacing your appliances, you may be wondering what you should do with your old appliances. Call your utility company or local home center and ask if they have programs for appliance pickup and recycling. Recycling is a much better option than salvaging your old appliances.
If you are a homeowner, then these are just a few great options for cutting energy costs and making your home more environmentally-friendly. Flowe.green features several different energy-saving devices that are easy to use and install. Contact Flowe.green today to learn more about our water saving devices and other energy saving devices.