Looking to cut your energy costs at home and learn new ways to limit your daily consumption? Look no further because we got you covered! Check out these 5 simple changes that we think your family will find super helpful. Did we mention you’ll save tons too?
- Adjust Your Hot Water Tank
Is your hot water tank set too high? Did you know that most manufacturers suggest setting your hot water tank between 49 to 60 degrees Celsius? This is a small adjustment that can save you big bucks.
- Check Your Toilet Frequently
There is a common misconception that a toilet must be leaking to be considered a “leaky toilet”. However, this is not the case. Some toilets seep water from the tank into the bowl which causes higher energy consumption. An easy way to test your toilet at home is by putting a few drops of food colouring into the tank. If the water in the toilet bowl changes colour, you have a leak. If your toilet bowl continuously sounds like it is running, this can be another indicator that you have a problem.
- Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Did you know that 25% of all household water is used for laundry? Washing your clothes in cold water and avoiding hot temperatures is a great move towards saving energy. Another thing to consider is to set the water to fit the load size. Some newer washing machines have this feature built in and measure the water accordingly.
- Clean Your Dryer Lint Filter
Not only is this a great way to prevent a potential fire from occurring, it also keeps your energy-sucking dryer from working overtime racking up high energy bills.
- Inspect Your Fridge
Have you ever thought to check the seal on your fridge to ensure it is completely airtight? Most of us have not. Your fridge accounts for 11% of your home’s total energy and a worn seal can boost your monthly bill.
As we head into the cold winter months, knowing how to cut energy costs is important. These 5 simple tips can save you and your family a lot of money just in time for the expensive holiday season!