Save with 6 Energy Resolutions for the New Year

Resolve to save both money and energy this year! Check out our six tips and see if you can cut your monthly bills by 10%!

Save Energy and Money this New Year

Save energy and money this year! Our 2023 new years energy resolutions could help you cut your usage by 10%.
Celebrate the New Year by resolving to save BOTH money and energy! Use our 6 tips to help you start cutting 10% off your monthly electric bills.

The New Year is upon us, and with it come New Year resolutions! With rising inflation effecting everybody, saving money might just be at the top of everyone’s resolutions. And with energy costs continuing to soar, it makes sense to try and cut your energy bills. Here’s six ways you can save energy and 10% or more on your monthly bills

Save Energy and Swap to LED Bulbs

Lightbulbs may seem small or inconsequential, but a big savings opportunity is right there! LED bulbs use up to 90% LESS energy than incandescent lighting. Not to mention the bulbs themselves last up to 25x as long. Investing in LED lights can save a pretty penny! 

Save and Eliminate Energy Vampires 

Many people forget that if a device is plugged in, it’s using energy. In the case of those devious electronics, up to an astounding 23% of your bill. Yikes! Thankfully, there’s several ways you can stake energy vampires. The most simple way is to simply unplug items when not in use. Of course plugging and unplugging your TV and other devices would quickly become a chore, so we recommend investing in smart power strips. Smart power strips can be controlled remotely or set on a timer, saving you money and time. 

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know that heating and cooling your home takes up 54% of your energy bill? Saving here can definitely lower your monthly bills! The easiest way to do this is with a programmable thermostat. Smart Thermostats will automatically adjust the temperature for you to keep you comfortable and save you money. When you’re away from home you can monitor it remotely and adjust the temperature accordingly, saving you up to 10% annually! Just make sure you purchase an Energy Star Certified product. However don’t forget to cash in on those rebates!

Seal Your Home from Drafts 

Need to save even more on heating and cooling your home? Then it’s time to find and eliminate air leaks! Caulk, seal, and weatherstrip any openings to the outside. Not only does this prevent you from spending extra money on AC bills, but it can help prevent moisture problems. 

Turn Down Your Water Heater

Most home water heaters are set to 140⁰F. That’s unnecessarily hot, especially when heating water is taking up nearly 12% of your monthly bill. The quickest way to save here is to turn down your water heater by 20 degrees. Traditional water heaters keep the tank hot, using a lot of stand-by energy. If you want to save even more, consider a tankless water heater! They can be up to 34% more energy efficient.

Shop for a Fixed Rate Electricity Plan

All of these efforts might seem in vain if you’re paying too much for electricity. If you’re stuck with a high PTC rate it’s time to shop for a new rate. You can even read reviews for electricity providers to ensure you get the best customer experience possible.

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