By: Megan Bohannan
Replace Your Light Bulbs
Light your home in a more efficient way by swapping all of your incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs. The initial investment may be off-putting to some. However, utilizing LED light bulbs can save you upwards from $45 dollars a year on your energy bill.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Cooling your home as an escape from the summer heat is a costly necessity here in Southern California that can become costly over time. Optimize the way you control the temperature of your home by installing a smart thermostat. This feature will allow you to program which specific rooms should be at what temperature and for how long, potentially saving you around 15% when compared to a traditional thermostat.
Replace Your Windows
Ensuring that your windows are properly sealed is critical when trying to become energy efficient. Air leaks allow warmth to escape in the winter and cold air to escape in the summer. Replace your current windows with more energy-efficient will prevent air leaks from happening, therefore saving you money on your energy bill.
Replace Your Air Filters
One less thought of way to reduce your energy consumption is by regularly replacing your air filters, which should be done every 3 months or 4 times a year. When an air filter becomes dirty and clogged with dust and debris, it will cause resistance to your in-home air systems. Resulting in deterioration to your HVAC unit and a higher energy bill.