Money-Saving Energy Tips for Every HomeownerHome Ownership
Are you resolving to save money in the New Year? You're not alone. The share of individuals who classify themselves as "savers" rather than "spenders" has risen to 60% in 2020, up from 54% in 2019, according to a recent CNBC + Acorns Invest in You survey. And about half of respondents said they've decreased their spending over the course of the last 12 months. One way you can save in 2021, is by making simple adjustments for a more energy efficient home. Check out our tips:
Utilize Your Blinds + Curtains
All the windows in your home are the largest source of heat, particularly in the summer. Closing your blinds and curtains can help cool your home during warmer months, which can reduce your AC consumption.
Replace Air Filters
Try to replace your HVAC air filters at least every six months. Even better, try replacing every three months. Dirty filters can block airflow and reduce your system's efficiency.
Child Proof Outlets
Even if you don't have children, consider child proofing your outlets. Often the inside outlets located on exterior walls can act as vacuums when it comes to transferring air inside to outside. Plus, electrical outlet boxes typically don't have any insulation behind them. Simply install socket sealers to fix this problem.