Want energy savings?

Want energy savings?

These tips will help you reduce and save

Everyone wants to save money on electricity bills. Little changes can have a big impact on your usage and your costs. The longer you remain in energy saving mode, the more you will save over time.

Many of the biggest ways to save electricity don’t require a big investment of time or money. If you are looking to conserve energy and reduce your monthly electricity bill, here are some simple ways to do just that…

5 ways to save energy and cut costs

Cool conservatively

If you’re going to crank up the AC over the next few months, expect to pay for it. Rather than relying on your HVC unit to cool your home, close the curtains and blinds to block the sun, open windows to catch a cool evening breeze, and put fans to work as often as you can. Fans use far less energy and supply you with a cooling breeze when there isn’t one.

If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure you use it. Setting the thermostat to work less when you’re not home will save you money.

When you’re home set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. A small difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures using far less energy and lowers your monthly bill.

Keep filters clean

Change air filters regularly. A dirty filter causes your HVAC system to work harder and uses more energy than necessary, adding stress and strain. Dirty filters also affect the level of indoor air quality—causing allergens, dust, and dirt to circulate throughout your home.

Seal the house

Sealing air leaks around your home can significantly reduce energy costs by 15 to 30 percent.

A well-insulated home is an energy efficient home that is both cost-effective and comfortable. With proper insulation in your walls, ceilings, and floors, your HVAC unit won’t need to work as hard to cool (and heat) your home—and saving you plenty on energy costs!

It’s also important to seal any leaks or cracks around doors and windows. Spend a little time to fill any cracks with caulking and replace damaged weather stripping to stop money from leaking out.

Turn off lights

A simple flick of the switch will surprise you with savings. Many people are in the habit of leaving lights on when they exit a room—especially children. If you aren’t in the room, turn the lights off. It really is as easy as it sounds!

Lighting matters too. Incandescent lightbulbs waste a lot of energy because they generate heat. Instead, choose LED bulbs or compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). Both are energy-saving lights with a long lifespan.

Unplug & update appliances

Small appliances, like televisions, computers, phone chargers, microwaves, and toasters continually draw energy. When not in use, simply unplug the appliance and watch your energy bill drop.

New appliances are much more energy efficient than older ones. If you have major appliances that are over ten-years-old, it’s time to consider an update.

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We are happy to help you save energy.

Give us a call if your system needs maintenance or you are looking to install a heat pump in your home.

You can reach us directly at 250-465-2490 or by email at office@trcs.ca

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