Finding ways to save money on energy costs doesn’t have to be complicated! By making changes around your home, you can start to see significant savings. These 5 energy efficiency tips are a good starting point for cutting back on energy costs.
1. Switch to Solar Water Heating
Did you know that for the average family, water heating is responsible for about 30% of energy costs? When you have a solar hot water system installed, solar collectors absorb energy from the sun to efficiently heat your water.
2. Seal Cracks Around Doors and Windows
Using caulk or weather stripping to seal cracks around doors and windows is a quick way to save on energy costs. To see if you have cracks that need to be sealed, you can hold a lit candle up to doors and windows on a windy day. If the flame goes out, then you know that there are cracks to be sealed.
3. Consider Installing Thermal Barriers in Your Attic
At NC Solar Now, we install Thermal Shield, a barrier that reflects up to 97% of radiant heat coming into your home, which helps to lower cooling and heating costs by keeping warm air in your home during the winter and out of your home during the summer.
4. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat can significantly help you save on heating and cooling costs around your home, by allowing you to set your thermostat based on your schedule. For example, if you are often out of the house during the day, you can set your thermostat to a cooler temperature in the winter and a warmer temperature in the summer, so your house isn’t working to heat and cool when no one is home.
5. Install Solar Panels
This is probably our favorite energy efficiency tip! Having solar panels installed on your home can make a huge difference in your energy savings, especially in the long term. With a Solar PV System installed, every kilowatt-hour that your panels produce is one less kilowatt-hour you have to buy from your power company.
Now is a great time to consider adding solar panels to your home, as we are currently offering an exclusive solar package deal. To get more information about our current solar panel deal, fill out the form to the right!