Everyone knows that seasonal temperature changes cause your utility bill to rise substantially. Even if you don’t live in an area that has hot summers and cold winters, your utility bill is still a significant monthly expense. There are many tips and tricks that can help you manage a high utility bill. In today’s blog, Ellecor Interior Design provides advice for reducing your utility expenses.
Lower the Temperature
It sounds obvious to turn your AC or heat down when the temperature changes, but it really does help. Before you leave for work or a vacation, turn your AC or heat down to save money while you are gone. Even when you are home, lowering the temperature a few degrees in the winter and raising it a few degrees in the summer will help reduce your overall utility bill.
Replace Air Filters
Replacing the air filters in your HVAC system is a great way to reduce your utility costs throughout the year. Air filters quickly fill with dust, which blocks the airflow in the vents, making your AC or heating unit work even harder than usual. When you don’t feel it getting as cool as the thermostat says, check on your air filters to see if there is any blockage preventing the air from coming through.
Check Your Windows
Believe it or not, even when your windows are closed, hot or cool air from outside can still flow into your house. Older windows often lack the proper sealing that new windows have, allowing air to slip through the small cracks. When sunlight is beaming into your home, it will raise the overall temperature significantly. When you are designing your home, ask your interior designer for efficient window treatments to prevent solar heat from coming in. This is a great way to save money in the long run!
Appliances are often the main contributor to your utility bill. Refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, and more can make your utility bill skyrocket if they are not functioning correctly. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is consulting an interior designer to help you decide on what appliances to buy. They can look for appliances that are more energy-efficient while creating the kitchen interior design you want.
Let Ellecor Interior Design Help Lower Your Utility Bill
Ellecor Interior Design is determined to help you create the house of your dreams. We offer a variety of services that will transform your home and make it a space you never want to leave. Contact us today to learn how we can keep your home energy efficient while also giving it a look you love.